Higher Education in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Springer

This open access collection examines how higher education responds to the demands of the automation economy and the fourth industrial revolution. Considering significant trends in how people are learning, coupled with the ways in which different higher education institutions and education stakeholders are implementing adaptations, it looks at new programs and technological advances that are changing how and why we teach and learn. The book addresses trends in liberal arts integration of STEM innovations, the changing role of libraries in the digital age, global trends in youth mobility, and the development of lifelong learning programs. This is coupled with case study assessments of the various ways China, Singapore, South Africa and Costa Rica are preparing their populations for significant shifts in labour market demands – shifts that are already underway. Offering examples of new frameworks in which collaboration between government, industry, and higher education institutions can prevent lagging behind in this fast changing environment, this book is a key read for anyone wanting to understand how the world should respond to the radical technological shifts underway on the frontline of higher education.
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About the author

Nancy W. Gleason is Director of the Centre for Teaching & Learning at Yale-NUS, Singapore, where she overseas faculty development in teaching and student support in learning through the distinctive pedagogy of the liberal arts. She is a Senior Lecturer of Global Affairs in the Social Sciences Division, teaching and researching on pathways of globalisation, higher education, liberal arts education in Asia, and the fourth industrial revolution.
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Springer
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Published on
Jun 21, 2018
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Pages
229
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ISBN
9789811301940
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Adult & Continuing Education
Education / Computers & Technology
Education / Higher
Language Arts & Disciplines / Library & Information Science / General
Literary Criticism / General
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