Time to reframe the question of why higher ed doesn’t innovate: Mintz

August 12, 2019

Despite arguments to the contrary, higher ed has innovated quite a lot in the past decade, writes Steven Mintz. Such innovation has included a vast expansion in online and hybrid courses; a heightened emphasis on active, experiential, team-based, and project-based learning; and the emergence of competency-based education with its focus on mastery of essential knowledge and skills rather than on credit hours or seat time. When critics talk about a lack of innovation or change in higher ed, the author adds, they are most likely talking about one of four core challenges that continue to impact higher ed, including the inability to radically reduce the cost of tuition or to make credit transfer more seamless. Inside Higher Ed (International)