The transformation of higher education is a hot topic for authors. Two new books will be released this spring by Kevin Carey from the New America Institute and Ryan Craig from University Ventures. While the authors have very different professional backgrounds - a policy analyst versus a professional venture capital manager -- they derive at similar conclusions and insights about the future of higher education. Higher education as we know it will not be sustainable according to the authors and a great deal of disruption and change will be upon future student generations.
Both books have a remarkable optimism that sees the future of education with greater access, more innovation, better outcomes and lower costs. Yet change will not happen without pain for many existing institutions.