The 60 Year Degree: Learning Without Boundaries

  • Date : January 21, 2021 12:00 PM Mountain Time
  • Meeting Type : Webcast

The boundaries of learning and earning are intersecting in increasingly complex ways. The “traditional” approach – prescriptive pathways of degree attainment, followed by a long career – can no longer be the norm in a dynamic and rapidly changing social and economic landscape. Many of the jobs degree-seeking students will have do not even exist – and the current model too often locks out the students who stand to gain the most from higher education’s democratic promise.

How do we in higher education support learners on a journey where knowledge and skill attainment takes place over an entire lifetime? How can we be more nimble as institutions to provide just-in-time opportunities and more accessible resources for learners over the course of their lives?

Join our experts for a discussion about the shifting demands of learners and employers and the challenges and opportunities ahead for institutions. Points of discussion will include:

  •     The case for shaking up the model of degree attainment-employment-retirement.
  •     How an extended lifetime will impact careers.
  •     Emerging models, including Stanford Open Loop University.
  •     The ROI of life long learners as students to the institution and employers.

Register today for “The 60 Year Degree: Learning without Boundaries” on January 21 at 11:00 AM PST / Noon MST / 1:00 PM CST / 2:00 PM EST. WCET webcasts take place via Zoom.

Learn more on the WCET website.