Higher Ed Web Development Gets Flattened, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the New World Order

This presentation examines the future of the higher education web profession. The premise is that the same forces of globalization that have flattened the business world will soon flatten higher education and that their will be repercussions for higher education web professionals.


What happens when Web development becomes a commodity? Globalization 3.0, the arrival of the technically adept Millennial Generation, and the ongoing Communications Revolution will create a perfect storm that will forever change the college campus and the way we work. The services provided by Web professionals will be disaggregated, distributed, produced and reassembled with amazing efficiency. It may well be that many of our services will be outsourced in the relatively near future. This presentation will explore the forces of globalization and free agency and the changes in what we call work, how and why the higher education Web profession will get flattened, and provide guidance on how to not only survive, but thrive in this new paradigm.

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