A Chronicle Educause Panel: Challenges for the ‘Unbundled’ University

Philadelphia—Technology is unbundling the university. In five years, students will mix online and in-person courses, professors will rely on new course formats and modules from multiple colleges, and the library will be dispersed. On Thursday a panel of Chronicle reporters will talk about these trends at the Educause tech conference here. We’ll dig into the big challenges presented by each of these changes, and we’ll share stories about how universities are successfully dealing with them.

Most of the 5 p.m. panel, moderated by Senior Editor Josh Fischman, will consist of a Q&A with the audience. But if you can’t join us in Philadelphia, we still want to hear from you online. Watch a live video stream of the session here. Ask us questions on Twitter using the hashtag “unbundledU.” Or share your thoughts in the comments below.

To kick off the conversation, we’ve put together a collection of stories. Each one delves into a theme that our tech writers will be discussing during the panel.

Stories by Marc Parry, staff reporter

Tomorrow’s College

Free Online Courses, at a Very High Price

Will Technology Kill the Academic Calendar?

Stories by Jeffrey R. Young, senior writer

A Self-Appointed Teacher Runs a One-Man ‘Academy’ on YouTube

Actually Going to Class, for a Specific Course? How 20th-Century

When Computers Leave Classrooms, So Does Boredom

Stories by Jennifer Howard, senior reporter

Tomorrow’s Academic Libraries: Maybe Even Some Books

New Forms of Reading and Publishing Take Center Stage at Ithaka Conference

What You Don’t Know About Copyright, but Should

Reader Choice, Not Vendor Influence, Shapes Library Collections



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