The Future of Work and What It Means for Higher Education explores whether simply adding more time to a person’s education early in life will be enough to compete in the 21st century economy.

The purpose and structure of higher education will need to shift to keep pace with changes in the work­force. Instead of the industrial model of education, where students follow a prescribed curricula delivered largely in formal classroom settings, higher education in the future will need to equip students with collaborative, problem-solv­ing skills to self-direct their own learning for life in way that allows them to complement rather than try to compete with technology.