The Future of Higher Education in the U.S.

Ryan Craig, Managing Director of University Ventures, joins Michael Waxman-Lenz, Co-founder and Advisory Board Member of Intead, in a discussion about the key insights of his forthcoming book College Disrupted: The Great Unbundling of Higher Education. Listeners will enjoy his perspective on the future of higher education in America.

Mr. Craig has a colorful history working in many aspects of higher education and technology. His work has always been on the cutting edge. University Ventures is the only venture/private equity fund focused on education.

In College Disrupted Mr. Craig explores the history, current landscape, and future of higher education in the U.S. He shares his thoughts on the ROI of higher education and discusses the “dystopian counterfactual.” The unbundling of higher education will alter the tuition payment model in the future. Mr. Craig notes that “universities will be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century.” He and Mr. Waxman-Lenz discuss the outlook of the “brave new world” of higher education.

One of the highlights of this podcast is Mr. Craig’s use of new higher education phrases. Upon completion of this podcast, listeners will understand the following phrases: “higher education myopia,” “double click degrees,” and “competency management platforms.”

Mr. Craig explains that higher education in the future will make learning effective, affordable, and addictive. The role of technology cannot be underemphasized.

Mr. Craig’s book College Disrupted: The Great Unbundling of Higher Education will be available in March 2015.

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