Is higher ed about to be Uber-ed?

May 12, 2016

A small number of new technologies are set to transform the higher education sector using the same principles as Uber, writes Contact North | Contact Nord. The article states that an organization looking to disrupt higher ed needs only to rely on four core technologies: a mobile app, a system for tracking and transferring fees, reliable online learning assessments, and a “blockchain system.” This last feature, the article notes, can track and verify a student’s learning process step-by-step, capturing assessment results and transferring credits to the student’s transcript through the database of whatever school is using the system. A recent piece in Times Higher Education, however, suggests that the use of Uber principles in private online tutoring might exacerbate unequal access to certain services. Contact North | Contact Nord |Times Higher Education