Read a selection of your colleagues postings. As you read their responses, note those to which you would like to respond with advice, questions, comments, and/or encouragement.Respond to alpha and Bravo in two different paragraph of your colleagues postings in any of the following ways:Build on something your colleague said.Explain why and how you see things differently.Ask a probing or clarifying question.Share an insight from having read your colleague s posting.Offer and support an opinion.Validate an idea with your own experience.Expand on your colleagues posting.Ask for evidence that supports the posting.my first person is alphaThis weeks readings and speakers addressed challenges to the structure and governance of colleges and universities throughout the worldnew technologies, new demands for transparency, and new employees and students among these challenges. It is said that the Chinese character for crisis is a combination of the words for danger and opportunity. In your opinion, what dangers discussed this week also can be seen as opportunities for positive change in higher education? How might they affect your career as a higher education professional?TechnologiesStudent/ teacher retentionDistance learningLimited resourcesStandardized test= learning outcomeDiscussion Answer:During the readings, this week there were many suggestions that pose a danger to higher education; technology, student retention, employee deficits, etc. but what if these dangers could also be opportunities for many colleges. One danger that was pointed out was technology that can be more advanced and may not be available to many students. Looking at todays situation with COVID-19 many students had the choice to remain online or be on campus, but they have no access to resources such as computers, Wi-Fi, or printers. That leaves students struggling to access work which may lead to problems finishing school all together. Taking this situation and applying it to this weeks discussion how can this turn into an opportunity? Well, it allows the university and colleges to move into full virtual learning. With virtual learning it can increase the students retention and increase the attendees of students who go to college. Birnbaum mentions that virtual enrollments are growing, so why dont we take advantage of that situation and grow with the situation? We as universities have to learn to adapt better with the situations and growth of what is thrown at us.Virtual learning is also more beneficial to those who cannot afford the full value of going to college. Majority of individuals would skip going to college if it meant they would not be in debt trying to get a degree. That has the opposite effect on the university as far as trying to get people to attend college. Birnbaum also mentions that the more disruptive technologies are relatively cheaper and simpler than traditional technology. It is also better in forms of convenience then traditional education. Technology can be the savior of our jobs in higher education rather than the downfall because it can be traditional or distant learning. In the time we are in now it has saved the education of college students and also opened the economy to allow more individuals jobs in higher education.ReferencesBirnbaum, R. (2005). The Innovators Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail/The Innovators Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth. Academe, 91(1), 8084. is bravoThank you for your response which highlighted several of the challenges and opportunities in the higher education system.Which of the resources in Week 1 did you find to be the most informative in guiding your response? How do you think the changes that you discussed will affect your career in higher education?