The Virtual University


This paper synthesizes the discussion on the future of higher education held by a 1996 Educom/IBM Roundtable of 45 higher education leaders. The paper gives an overview of the trends affecting higher education, and the possible result of a move to a more consumer-centric model. The Roundtable discussed what the higher education environment might look like in ten years in terms of institutions, academic programs, financing, and public policy issues. This report from a Joint Educom / IBM Roundtable, Washington, D.C., November 5-6, 1996 was originally published by Educom and IBM.

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