We have worked in both the higher education sector and industry for many years. From that valuable experience we’ve learnt that the current higher education system is underserving the needs of experienced learners. We also know from interviewing and surveying experienced learners that the current system is too expensive, and doesn’t provide the flexibility and choice they need. We’ve also discovered that students would like to see far greater industry input into the definition and accreditation of higher education courses. The wider business community concur with this view too!
The team at HEDventures are driven by our commitment to democratising higher education. We believe that some of the recent attempts to open up the higher education sector are only really tinkering at the edges. For example, universities putting courses online and developing Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are not going to have the transformative effect that we aim to achieve. We have a big vision for the future of higher education!