The New Traditional Learner: Redesigning Higher Education to Drive Learner Success
March 29, 2023
The demographics of today’s higher education student body are dramatically different than several decades ago. Today’s learners have much different and more diverse needs than the stereotype of an 18-year-old attending a residential college full-time immediately after graduating high school. The current mismatch in higher education between design and the needs of so many learners must be addressed to tackle challenges with persistence and completion. The following report explores how a higher education system built in the last century fails to meet the needs of this one and what actions can be taken to redesign higher education for today’s learners.