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As Steven Schwartz retires, he looks ahead

As everyone knows, technology has exploded in the past decade. In 2002, there were no Moocs, no Facebook, no iPhones or iPads. As The New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman observed, 10 years ago Twitter was still a sound, the cloud was in the sky, 4G was a parking space, LinkedIn was a prison, applications were what you sent to university and Skype was a typo. I have no crystal ball, but one would have to be pretty complacent to ignore the potential for new technology to “disrupt” higher education. I will be eager to learn how UK universities are adapting to the massively connected, intricately wired world.

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