Access, Personalization and Success in the Age of Educational Technology – Richard N. Katz
Friday, September 23, 2016
For a millennium, universities have sought to balance a highly personal and labor-intensive apprenticeship approach to instruction with modernity’s mounting pressures to open their doors to ever more learners. Educational technologies are being used both to enlarge the university’s footprint and to aid in sustaining the millennium-old tradition of personalized apprenticeship. What might education look like in 2025? Are universities trapped by their success – or traditions – in instructional modes that pit capital (e.g. educational technology) against labor (personalization through direct faculty-student contact)? Are we re-animating Plato’s School of Athens, or importing Henry’s Ford’s automated factory vision to the academy?
Richard N. Katz Bio
Richard N. Katz, MBA, is the founder of Richard N. Katz & Associates whose clients span all segments of U.S. higher education as well as globally-ranked universities in Australia, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Switzerland. He is the author or editor of seven books and more than 80 articles and monographs on a variety of management and technology topics. When published, his book Dancing with the Devil was named one of the year’s 10 most influential education books by Lingua Franca. Richard has served on more than 25 higher education and corporate boards. He also served as Executive Vice President of Nuventive, LLC and vice president of EDUCAUSE where he created the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, The EDUCAUSE Review, and the EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research. During his 14-year career with the University of California (UC), Richard became the 2nd recipient of that university’s award for innovation for his work leading the university’s business transformation. He has degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and UCLA.