President Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D.: Huffington Post Blogs

  • Average Is Over. Abundance Is Not.

    Average Is Over. Abundance Is Not.

    (Co-authored with Heather E. McGowan, MBA) Average is over. The world is not just flat and connected; it is hyper-connected. There are three to four billion participants on a global collaborative platform. Routine work - anything that is repetitive either mentally or physically -- will be serviced by this platform.

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  • Building Their Future: Higher Education's Best Work

    Building Their Future: Higher Education's Best Work

    The goal of education "is to prepare young people for their future, not our past." That quote, attributed to author Daniel Pink, is one that should be a rallying cry for every educator...

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  • Deliberate Diversity, Higher Education, and the Public Good

    Deliberate Diversity, Higher Education, and the Public Good

    The world does not get better by accident. It gets better because there are champions who insist on change, who pursue change, and who effect change. Some of those champions are on our college campuses.

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  • If We Cannot Teach, You Can Keep Your Online Revolution

    If We Cannot Teach, You Can Keep Your Online Revolution

    Online learning is certainly a driving force in the higher education revolution, but the phenomenon of Internet-based courses is only part of the changes to come. In the furious rush to build virtual classrooms, colleges and universities may be confusing the online revolution with the larger need for higher education to embrace much wider change.

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  • Deliberate Diversity, Higher Education, and the Public Good

    Deliberate Diversity, Higher Education, and the Public Good

    The world does not get better by accident. It gets better because there are champions who insist on change, who pursue change, and who effect change.

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  • A Path to Greatness: Higher Education, Government, and the Nation

    A Path to Greatness: Higher Education, Government, and the Nation

    To the President and members of Congress; to Democrats and Republicans: Have we got a deal for you.

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  • Higher Education: The Revolution That Really Matters

    Higher Education: The Revolution That Really Matters

    Amid all the talk about online learning and a revolution in higher education, we risk losing sight of a much more important revolution, one that depends on the traditional college experience. That is the revolution that will once again place the American Dream of individual achievement back in the hands of every citizen.

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  • Engineering the Student Experience

    Engineering the Student Experience

    The explosion in online learning marks the beginning of a revolution, one that may well make higher education available to an unprecedented number of people from all levels of society. The Internet has become a tool to extend the reach of higher education, still our society's most potent force for reducing poverty, fostering self-sufficiency, and creating future leaders.

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  • To Compete Against the Future

    To Compete Against the Future

    There's a reason why the recent recovery has been so slow, with anemic jobs growth and crippling unemployment: The most dynamic engine of our economy is leaking fuel.

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  • Storm Warning: Why Higher Ed Needs New Leadership Now

    Storm Warning: Why Higher Ed Needs New Leadership Now

    A perfect storm roils the horizon of higher education. Three towering and swiftly moving storms -- affordability, student loan debt, and seismically shifting demographics -- are about to collide. The power of their convergence and the resulting collateral damage will challenge the very survival of colleges that refuse to evolve.

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