Global Summit 2013

    Graduate Education and the Promises of Technology


    Budapest, Hungary



    The development of new technologies for teaching, research, and communication are shaping graduate education in ways that seemed impossible only a decade ago. New online learning resources have been integrated into the “flipped” classroom; graduate institutions have developed programs that are partly or wholly delivered online; and Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have become viable, if controversial, models for making graduate curricula more accessible.


    The risks and rewards of new technologies for graduate education, already a topic of discussion in national and institutional contexts, raise special questions for the global graduate community. How do we define and measure the quality of graduate education in the wake of new technologically-enabled tools? What impacts are these tools having on students, institutions, and countries? How will emerging technologies shape research practices now and in the future? Co-hosted by CGS and Central European University (CEU), the Seventh Annual Strategic Leaders Global Summit convened a diverse group of global graduate education leaders to discuss these important questions.


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    CGS contributions to the 2013 Summit were supported by a generous gift from ProQuest.



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