The Future of Higher Education | Kevin Manning | TEDxBaltimore

  • Published on Feb 1, 2016
  • The future of higher education will be dominated by distance learning and at the heart of this process will be the cell phone. This will permit higher education to be offered in a cost effective manner throughout the world. Recorded at TEDxBaltimore January 2016.
    Kevin has has more than 40 years of experience in higher education administration. He has been the president of Stevenson University for 15 years, the third largest independent university in Maryland.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Comments • 12

  • Gilberste Koulakov
    Gilberste Koulakov 7 days ago

    Be careful we are talking about formal education but there are other forms of education, because I do believe that universities formats are no longer the good ones, we need to restudy the whole concept and not push develop.. countries in that direction of just a prof lecturing and students listening without a word...

  • Aziza El Kadiri
    Aziza El Kadiri Month ago +1

    Please look at this...
    AZIZA from Morocco.

  • Aziza El Kadiri
    Aziza El Kadiri Month ago +1


    EASY MATHS EASY TRICKS 3 months ago

    Good knowledgeable

  • abc68099
    abc68099 7 months ago

    Re: the cell phone......I hope not!!!! It will work better if the phone and internet companies stop charging separately for phone service and lap top service. It's ridiculous to pay separately for these.

  • Nero
    Nero 10 months ago +3

    You can never teach creative thinking through a cell phone. Period.

    • Mark Schad
      Mark Schad 3 months ago +1

      You don't teach creative thinking. You harbor an environment in which it manifests.

    • Sarah A. Tahir
      Sarah A. Tahir 8 months ago +1

      That's not very creative of you...

    • Matthew Helms
      Matthew Helms 9 months ago

      Not with that attitude. Shucks. How would you define creative thinking?

  • Brandt McCall
    Brandt McCall 11 months ago

    Absolutely agree MOOCs are a super disrupter of higher education, it does increase scale and accessibility via low to zero costs and geographic ease of use a person in the Gaza Strip Palestine can take a course in the US on their dream topic it is fantastic and very democratic. As well most teachers love to teacher and share info. thus they are inspired to create interesting, interactive, fun online videos which students watch. The instructor I had was fantastic, his videos were fun and highly insightful to listen too.

  • Tyler Witucki
    Tyler Witucki Year ago +4

    Its actually 33.5% of American adults have at least a 4 year degree. I do agree upon much of what he said.

  • Superfly TNT
    Superfly TNT Year ago +2