Higher ed must take advantage of unique relationship to be key provider of lifelong learning

August 7, 2018

As society pushes for lifelong learning, universities and colleges should take advantage of the bond they build with their students to create a lifelong relationship, writes Chris Dellarocas. As the trend towards ongoing learning crystallizes, competition from external providers continues to grow. In order for higher education to remain competitive, the author points to higher ed's unique strengths and positioning. Rather than just being a content provider, he writes, institutions “have a unique opportunity to become our learners’ hub of knowledge, mentoring and networking for life.” The article concludes by describing a model that will see the institution become a touchpoint throughout a student’s life. Inside Higher Ed