The Future of Higher Education According to Pew

The Pew Foundation’s Internet and American Life Project has just released the report, “The Future of Higher Education,” by Janna Anderson, Jan Lauren Boyles, and Lee Rainie. The report, part of Pew’s “Future of the Internet” series done in collaboration with the Elon University “Imagining the Internet” project, is a compilation of responses to some specific questions from a wide variety of quite informed people, along with some synthesis. It’s not surprising that much of the emphasis here is on the role of the Internet and of technologies broadly.

The online report and downloadable PDF are available at:

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Cheryl LaGuardia About Cheryl LaGuardia

Cheryl LaGuardia always wanted to be a librarian, and has been one for more years than she's going to admit. She cracked open her first CPU to install a CD-ROM card in the mid-1980's, pioneered e-resource reviewing for Library Journal in the early 90's (picture calico bonnets and prairie schooners on the web...), won the Louis Shores / Oryx Press Award for Professional Reviewing, and has been working for truth, justice, and better electronic library resources ever since. Reach her at, where she's a Research Librarian at Harvard University.