Posts Tagged ‘higher education’


Posted: April 27, 2014 at 6:25 pm

According to the Oxford dictionary, to “disrupt” something is to interrupt it “by causing a disturbance or problem”. It can also mean to “drastically alter or destroy the structure of something”. At the ASU+GSV Summit on innovation in higher education earlier this week, I wondered whether the many entrepreneurs, venture capital investors, software engineers, service providers, consultants, and attorneys gathered in sunny […]

Is the classroom obsolete?

Posted: August 7, 2013 at 2:28 pm

By Ángel Cabrera and Callie Le Renard, via The Huffington Post: Traditional colleges insist in treating all students as if they’re the same. They’re not.Demographics have changed dramatically and the learning experience that working adults need is different from that of our ‘traditional’ 18-22 year old full-time residential student. Higher education needs to be able to […]

Equality vs. excellence in higher education: the case of Spain

Posted: December 29, 2012 at 8:52 am, Last Updated: December 29, 2012 at 9:26 am

Spanish daily El Mundo publishes today an interview where I analyze some aspects of Spanish higher education as it compares to the American system. Given how critical higher education is for any country’s competitiveness, it is comforting to see this topic gain interest in the Spanish press (see my earlier interview this month discussed here). […]

Governance matters

Posted: December 11, 2012 at 5:04 pm

I was interviewed this past Dec. 8th by Spanish business daily Expansión (interview in Spanish available here). Among other things, we discussed the differences in governance in universities in continental Europe and the U.S..  After years experiencing both systems, I’ve reached the conclusion that governance is one of the main reasons why American universities became dominant and […]