The future of higher ed?

Is it dystopic? This post offers a vision for the future that is not that pleasant. But what alternatives might arise? This is not the future I hope for:

Treating higher education as though it were a business where students are customers and professors are contract service providers may create future campuses that house only enormous administrative office blocks and computer centers where students sit before screens, running through a series of automated exercises before being awarded a printable certificate of academic completion.

 

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