The landscape of higher education is changing, with the advent of digital tools that support immediate feedback, enable news modes of communication, and provide opportunities to mine massive data sets to create more personalized learning experiences. These changes hold the promise of providing better learning experiences for students, through more individualized access to material, flexibility in scheduling, and opportunities to access educational material anytime, anywhere.But these changes also raise challenges. What is the role of traditional classroom space in this new domain? What types of learning spaces best provide hands-on, context-driven experiences to complement online acquisition of knowledge? How do we encourage communication and team building when increasingly a student's access is online? How do we restructure curriculum to better support modularity in degree design, and what impact does this have on financial models of higher education? How can we use flexible degrees to meet the interests of students, while ensuring adequate disciplinary depth?
OUTCOMES: Learn how online tools that support immediate feedback can substantially improve students' acquisition and retention of knowledge * Understand how online educational tools provide a basis for more modular design of degrees and courses * Learn how online tools create opportunities for learning environments with different spatial needs from traditional classrooms