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The end of college : creating the future of learning and the university of everywhere

Carey, Kevin 1970- (Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library LC 5800 .C37 2015 30775305484231 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781594632051
  • ISBN: 1594632057
  • Physical Description: print
    277 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Hardcover, 2015.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-268) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The secret of life -- A sham, a bauble, a Dodge -- The absolut rolex plan -- Cathedrals -- Learning like Alexander -- Thunder lizards -- Anything for anyone, anywhere -- Imaginary Harvard and virtual MIT -- Less like a yacht -- Open badges -- The weight of large numbers -- Your children and the university of everywhere.
Summary, etc.: From a renowned education writer comes a paradigm-shifting examination of the rapidly changing world of college that every parent, student, educator, and investor needs to understand. Over the span of just nine months in 2011 and 2012, the world's most famous universities and high-powered technology entrepreneurs began a race to revolutionize higher education. College courses that had been kept for centuries from all but an elite few were released to millions of students throughout the world -- for free. Exploding college prices and a flagging global economy, combined with the derring-do of a few intrepid innovators, have created a dynamic climate for a total rethinking of an industry that has remained virtually unchanged for a hundred years. In The End of College, Kevin Carey, an education researcher and writer, draws on years of in-depth reporting and cutting-edge research to paint a vivid and surprising portrait of the future of education. Carey explains how two trends -- the skyrocketing cost of college and the revolution in information technology -- are converging in ways that will radically alter the college experience, upend the traditional meritocracy, and emancipate hundreds of millions of people around the world. Insightful, innovative, and accessible, The End of College is a must-read, and an important contribution to the developing conversation about education in this country. - Publisher.
Subject: Distance education
Education, Higher
Internet in higher education
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