This essay proposes five models of innovation in higher education that expand our Ideas of the University, envisioning educational start-ups in the spirit of entrepreneurial experimentation. The author seeks to realize each of these feasible utopias as a way to disrupt higher education.
BiographyDavid Staley, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of History and an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Design at the Ohio State University, where he also serves as Director of The Harvey Goldberg Center for Excellence in Teaching. His research interests include digital history, the philosophy of history, historical methodology, and the history and future of higher education. He has published widely (in print and electronically) on the intersection of technology and scholarship, and is the author of Computers, Visualization and History, History and Future: Using Historical Thinking to Imagine the Future and Brain, Mind and Internet: A Deep History and Future. From 2011-2012 he served as National Dean for General Education at Harrison College, and from 2003-2008, he was Executive Director of the American Association for History and Computing (AAHC). Staley has published widely (in print and electronically) on the intersection of technology and higher education, and in addition to his written works, he has designed and curated both online and physical exhibitions, publishing numerous visual compositions in digital media. He serves as President of Columbus Futurists(http://columbusfuturists.org), the local chapter of the World Future Society.
David J. Staley (firstname.lastname@example.org, David.Staley@harrison.edu) is Director of the Goldberg Center at The Ohio State University and is National Dean for General Education at Harrison College.
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