Today's institutional leaders, working to improve their quality of learning, equitable access, and affordability at scale, can magnify those 3fold gains with four uses of technology.
Stephen C. Ehrmann has received two national awards for his contributions to distance education research. He has served as Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning at the George Washington University; Associate Director for Research and Evaluation at the Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation at the University System of Maryland; Vice President of the non-profit Teaching Learning and Technology Group; Director of the Flashlight Program for the Evaluation of Educational Uses of Technology; Senior Program Officer for Interactive Technologies with the Annenberg/CPB Projects; Program Officer with the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE); and Director of Educational Research and Assistance at The Evergreen State College. He earned a Ph.D. in management and higher education from MIT.
His newest book is Pursuing Quality, Access, and Affordability: A Field Guide to Improving Higher Education ( https://bit.ly/3fold-Stylus ). That web page includes a link to the book's first chapter, detailing why it's urgent that institutions improve all three kinds of outcomes. Of the book, Carol Geary Schneider has written, "[It] provides a persuasive, practical, and long-view guide to implementing transformative educational change across an entire institution and ultimately, US higher education as a whole." Prof. Adrianna Kezar of USC has called it "one of the most important books in higher education in decades." InsideHigherEd called it a "must-read."
3-minute video summarizing a few of the book's key points: http://bit.ly/pursuing-intro
EDUCAUSE Review article on four specific ways in which technology can be used to amplify 3fold gains: https://bit.ly/3fold-edtech
Playlist of more YouTube talks about this research: https://bit.ly/3foldplaylist
Liberal Education article describing the 3fold gain framework, spotlighting the need for cross-sector coalitions to achieve 3fold gains: https://www.aacu.org/article/improving-quality-access-and-affordability
Inside Higher Education interview (text): http://bit.ly/IHE-Ehrmann