Podcast: Higher Ed Trends for Adult Learners

Goldie Blumenstyk, a senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education, discusses higher learning for the adult student, how it relates to the demographic changes in the US, and the US’ economic need to educate more adults.

“The numbers are sort of staggering. Some 80 million adults have some college or no college right now, but don’t have a degree, and another 15 million adults have an Associate’s degree, but don’t have a Bachelor’s degree…You would think colleges would jump at serving this population, and they are not,” explains Blumenstyk.

Listen to the podcast here.

This podcast is created and produced by higher education experts Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn.  Selingo, a FutureEd senior fellow and former editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, is special advisor and professor of practice at Arizona State University, and a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities. Horn is chief strategy officer for the Entangled Group, an education investment firm,  and a senior partner at Entangled Solutions, an education consulting company.  Selingo and Horn can be contacted here. Future U is supported by the Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership, a partnership between Arizona State University and Georgetown University, and by Entangled Solutions.