What Does the College Experience of the Future Look Like? President Paul LeBlanc of Southern New Hampshire University Weighs In

The college experience usually includes rigorous academics, dedication to studies, and learning experiences in the real world for students. But what’s perhaps equally important, is that college provides young students with the opportunity to learn about what they are capable of; what they can achieve on their own.

This coming of age experience of going to college is something President Paul LeBlanc of Southern New Hampshire University believes isn’t going to disappear in 20 or even 50 years.

To find out just what college will look like by then, EdTech Times sat down with LeBlanc to discuss his predictions for the future of education.

In the interview, Paul LeBlanc not only addressed future-forward trends of today’s classroom like virtual reality and competency-based education, but also the need to enhance STEM curricula and leveling the playing field between men and women in the workforce.

He also mentioned how higher ed can learn a thing or two about innovation from other industries, like European elevator companies who identify problems before visiting sites and save time, money and increase their accuracy when it comes to repairs, something he wants to mimic in the classroom environment.

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Elizabeth Hartel

Elizabeth Hartel

Elizabeth hails from New Jersey and studies journalism at Emerson College, where she works for two publications: a lifestyle magazine and a music magazine. In addition to education, she also enjoys writing about health and fitness and pop culture.