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Scaling Higher Education — Scale Is Different in the Digital Dimension

Published: 05 August 2019

ID: G00389436

Analyst(s): Jan-Martin Lowendahl


Population growth and new technologies fuel the need for higher education to produce 1 billion relearning opportunities by 2050. Higher education CIOs must scale for growth in a cost-effective manner by applying digitalization to help students attain competencies they need to meet employer needs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • The Need for Raw Scale


  • Grow Higher Education Opportunities to Meet Workforce Demands
    • Scale With Quality
    • Scale at Cost
    • Transmute the Iron Triangle
    • Scale Is Different in the Digital Dimension
    • Recommended Actions for CIOs

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