Higher Education Innovation: Is Europe Lapping America?

Hi there Reader,

I hope everything is going as well as possible...

Writing again with a few updates at the fringes of innovation and education.

HolonIQ’s 2024 Future of Higher Education & Workforce Summit

This year's HolonIQ 2024 Summit highlights transformative trends in higher education.

Topics include the rise of micro and alternative credentials, leveraging AI and VR for enhanced learning experiences, and innovative faculty engagement strategies.

Learn how institutions are adopting these advancements to meet evolving student needs and improve institutional effectiveness.

👉 Explore the Summit topics here (and please report back if you go to Paris! I can’t make it): HolonIQ Summit

Generative AI Gets Customized and Personal (and a touch Creepy)

Ex-Human enables institutions to create highly realistic and empathetic AI chatbots, customizable to reflect your university's brand...

Imagine a chatbot modeled after your College President, offering natural and engaging conversations.

These digital humans support multiingual interactions and lifelike animations, enhancing user experience and accessibility.

Crazy that these run 24/7, answering complex questions, and nurturing leads, Ex-Human's technology offers interesting potential connections at a low cost.

👉 Learn more about Ex-Human

Quotes I’m Revisiting from My Conversation with Roger Parrott, President of Belhaven:

  • Opportunity Leadership: "Shifting from long-term planning to capturing opportunities allows institutions to adapt quickly and thrive amidst uncertainty. It's about trusting the process and seizing the right moments as they come."
  • Adapting to Change: "Higher education faces significant challenges, but by focusing on agility and innovation, we can navigate these complexities and emerge stronger. It's crucial to learn the skill of anticipatory waiting and trust in a bigger plan."

Full conversation here: Roger Parrott Interview

Question I'd love your feedback on...

If you could waive a magic wand and fix ONE THING about your institution, what would it be?

(Hit Reply and let me know! I'll share the best answer in an upcoming Newsletter).

-Mike O’Connor

O'Connor & Associates

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