Challenging the idea that technology can reduce PSE costs

January 27, 2016

Some leaders in American PSE have begun to question the established assumption that technology will reduce the cost of delivering PSE, writes the Chronicle of Higher Education. In many cases, the article suggests, “more technology has meant more spending.” To help examine the question further, the Chronicle interviewed three industry consultants to ask whether they knew of concrete examples where technology had created significant cost reductions for a PSE institution. The resulting conversation indicated that while technology will inevitably play a role in the future of PSE, it certainly offers no “magic bullet” for reducing the cost burden on institutions. Chronicle of Higher Education (Subscription Required)