The WebStudy Foundation
The WebStudy Foundation is a 501.3c organization focused on creating a positive social impact in the digital transformation taking place in higher education. From a belief system of philanthropy and entrepreneurism, a network of conversations has emerged since the late ‘90’s and the year 2000.
Colleges and universities are implementing learning innovations made possible by new technology, new modes of cooperation and unified actions, yet the end game has not been universally agreed upon. No one type of higher education institution (public/private 4Y research/ public 4Y post-secondary teaching institution / private liberal arts colleges/ public/private 2Y colleges / post doctorate graduate programs, etc.) can make sense of the convergence of pedagogy and technology that will mature by 2040. It is a shared challenge by cross-functional teams, regions and the world.
In the U.S. alone, for their economy to remain competitive, one million additional college graduates will be needed by 2025. Enormous social progress has been made in equality to attain economic mobility across diverse groups – yet – the lifetime earnings gap between those who complete college and those who do not is widening.
The Foundation has recruited and continues to globally recruit organizational development experts committed to enabling the higher education community to harness the ‘wisdom of the crowds’ within their campus borders and beyond their current worldview – to succeed in this digitization process. Numerous thought leaders have dedicated their lives to researching how institutions might proactively chart their destiny, rather than reactively be disrupted by software implementations and ‘stakeholder vacuum’ decision making.
We are a team of people with two decades of experience aligning diverse stakeholders to collaborate on how to affordably, proactively and cooperatively impact student completion, student success or whatever skill attainment goals lifelong learners seek. Together, we can uncomplicate a complex system.