Higher Education in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

by Nancy W. Gleason

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Book Description

This collection examines how higher education responds to the demands of the automation economy and the fourth industrial revolution. Considering significant trends in how people are learning, coupled with the ways in which different higher education institutions and education stakeholders are implementing adaptations, it looks at new programs and technological advances that are changing how and why we teach and learn. The book addresses trends in liberal arts integration of STEM innovations, the changing role of libraries in the digital age, global trends in youth mobility, and the development of lifelong learning programs. This is coupled with case study assessments of the various ways China, Singapore, South Africa and Costa Rica are preparing their populations for significant shifts in labour market demands – shifts that are already underway. Offering examples of new frameworks in which collaboration between government, industry, and higher education institutions can prevent lagging behind in this fast changing environment, this book is a key read for anyone wanting to understand how the world should respond to the radical technological shifts underway on the frontline of higher education.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Higher Education in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution ebook for free in PDF format (3.3 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Published
2018
Pages
229
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9789811301933
ISBN10
981130193X
ISBN13 Digital
9789811301940
ISBN10 Digital
9811301948
PDF Size
3.3 MB
License
CC BY

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