Looking to the Future

The panel session was chaired by Mike McConnell, University of Aberdeen. The panellists (Mandy Phillips, Claire Gibbons, Charles Hardy and Marianne Kay) were asked to address the following four questions:

  1. Are universities businesses? Are they truly in competition? Where do third party services like LinkedIn fit in, if at all?
  2. What is the role of pedagogy/academics in this brave new world? Are we driven by a culture of managerialism?
  3. What effects will the Internet of Things have on higher education and the student experience?
  4. What is the future for IWMW?