How Can Universities Stay Relevant in a Rapidly Changing, Digital World?


Episode 7

Illinois Tech has been on the leading edge of education that incorporates forward-thinking teaching methods. These include team- and project-based courses, learning by doing, exposure to sophisticated tools and research methods, design thinking, and digital technologies. But as technology and the job market evolve, how will universities keep up? What classroom techniques are—and will be—most productive at producing lifelong learners? And which methods are especially suited to teaching students how to succeed in a tech-driven future?   

Joining Curiosity Unplugged is Karl Stolley, associate professor of digital writing and rhetoric; Jeremy Alexis, senior lecturer at the Institute of Design, director of Illinois Tech’s signature Interprofessional Projects (IPRO) Program and the Janet & Craig Duchossois Idea Shop at the new Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship; and Dean of Lewis College of Science and Letters Christine Himes.