“The higher education sector is entering a renaissance of innovation spurred on by students and staff using handheld devices to access and share information,” stated Jeff Sweetman, Chief Operating Officer at Rosslyn Analytics. “In 2012, the proliferation of consumer-friendly technologies will move into back-office functions such as procurement and finance. This shift will enable universities and colleges to create operational savings which will fund exciting private-public sector research projects that will create jobs across campuses.”
While we will touch on some of the predicted changes in the back office of our country's higher education institutions, we will also examine other front line developments in areas such as the creation of an eLearning caucus in Congress and the increasing use of social media in our education system.
Joining me this afternoon to talk about these as well as other anticipated developments in the higher ed sector - including the pending budget cuts in 2012, is the Assistant Editor from eCampus News Denny Carter.