Global Education Networks: The Future of Higher Education in the 21st Century

 

Tracey Wilen- Daugenti, University of Phoenix Research Institute

 

This presentation explores how rapid advancements in global society fuelled by technology are creating pressures on higher education. Examples of modern uses of technology will demonstrate how technology is expanding the global reach of higher education, blurring the lines between classroom and distance learning, to create a globally networked environment and erasing national and international borders. The Apollo Group is a leading provider of global higher education, including University of Phoenix, the largest private university in North America and a leader in distance learning; College for Financial Planning (US),  Institute for Professional Development (US)  and Meritus University (Canada). The Apollo Global network includes HEIs such as BPP (law & finance, UK and Europe), UNIACC (arts & communications, Chile), ULA, (communications, business and medicine, Mexico) and Western International University (business & technology, worldwide).