Higher Education in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Nancy W. Gleason

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Abstract

This open access 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages229
ISBN (Electronic)9789811301940
ISBN (Print)9789811301933
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 21 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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