World Class Faculty & Research / September 28, 2016

Lucas’ ‘Higher Ed Disruption’ Work Republished

World Scientific, an international publisher which specializes in texts adopted by the likes of Harvard and Stanford universities, has just released “Technology and the Disruption of Higher Education”–based on Professor Henry C. Lucas, Jr.’s recently self-published book.

Lucas, chair of the Department of Decision, Operations and Information Technologies at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, initially published “Technology and the Disruption of Higher Education: Saving the American University” via CreateSpace to explore how new technology has the potential to transform American higher education. However, this same technology also has the potential to disrupt universities.

Lucas argues in his book that college leaders need to act more quickly than they have so far if they don't want to be swept aside by emerging technologies—but, rather, take advantage of them. (See Lucas’s Washington Post column, “Professors Hate Online Education. To Save Colleges, they have to learn to Love it.”)

Lucas is both a participant in and analyst of the online digital education revolution. He created the Smith School's first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), on Disruptive Technologies, and he has taught from the start in the school's online MBA program, which launched in January 2014.

Go here for further coverage of his book and related insights.

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The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and flex MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, business master’s, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.

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