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Higher education in the digital age / William G. Bowen, incollaboration with Kelly A. Lack .

Bowen, William G. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.

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Kirtland Community College Library LB 2395.7 .B69 2013 30775305452576 General Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780691159300 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0691159300 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: Xvii, 172 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2013]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part 1. Costs and Productivity in Higher Education ; Cost Trends, the "Cost Disease," and Productivity in Higher Education ; Factors Other Than the Cost Disease Pushing Up Educational Costs ; Affordability ; Is There a Serious Problem-Even a Crisis? -- Part 2. Prospects for an Online Fix ; Background; The Lack of Hard Evidence ; The Need for Customizable, Sustainable Platforms (or Tool Kits) ; The Need for New Mindsets-and Fresh Thinking about Decision-Making ; What Must We Retain? ; The online learning landscape -- Discussion / Howard Gardner -- Discussion / John Henessey -- William G. Bowen's responses to discussion session comments by Howard Gardner and John Hennessey -- Discussion / Andrew Delbanco -- Discussion / Daphne Koller -- William G. Bowen's responses to discussion session comments by Andrew Delbanco and Daphne Koller.
Summary, etc.:
Two of the most visible and important trends in higher education today are its exploding costs and the rapid expansion of online learning. Could the growth in online courses slow the rising cost of college and help solve the crisis of affordability? In this short and incisive book, William G. Bowen, one of the foremost experts on the intersection of education and economics, explains why, despite his earlier skepticism, he now believes technology has the potential to help rein in costs without negatively affecting student learning.
Subject: Education, Higher > Computer network resources.
Education, Higher > Effect of technological innovations on.
Internet in higher education.

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