Episode #5 - Reinventing Higher Education with Annie Fergusson (airEDU)

September 23, 2018

‍In this podcast, we catch up with Annie Fergusson, change facilitator and founder of airEDU, a platform she is designing and building to resolve challenges in the higher education marketplace.

Higher ed institutions are like large enterprise organisations - they are bound by bureaucracy, systems, values and a wider ecosystem that inhibits their ability to move quickly. 

As such, we touch on a lot of topics that should be of interest to any innovation and education enthusiast, such as:

- Modularisation and practical education

- What's broken with higher ed?

- MOOcs

- Philosophy

- The pace of change and whether Universities can keep up

- The T-shaped student

- Resilience and preparing for personal disruption by teaching transferable skills, not job-centric skills

- The role universities can play in enterprise innovation

- The role universities will play going forward

If you'd like to contact Annie ping her on linkedin @

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About steve glaveski

Your host and occasional cybernetic organism, Steve Glaveski, is committed to helping people better navigate the growing uncertainty that technology change brings, in order to survive, thrive, create more value for the world and lead more fulfilling lives.

Steve is the CEO and co-founder of innovation accelerator Collective Campus, founder of children's entrepreneurship program Lemonade Stand, author of Amazon best-seller The Innovation Manager's Handbook and the Wiley book, Employee to Entrepreneur, investor in blockchain based fractional property investment platform Konkrete and is a keynote speaker and startup advisor.

When not fighting T-1000s Steve can be found in the gym, hiking, skating at the beach, attempting standup comedy, at a heavy metal show or socially lubricating at a whisky bar.

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