DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education is about the future of higher education. It’s a story about the communities of visionaries who are tackling the enormous challenges of cost, access, and quality in higher ed, using new technologies to bring us a revolution in higher learning that is affordable, accessible, and learner-centered.
Kamenetz depicts the US system of higher education as one in which costs are spiralling, public investment is declining and sustaining broad access is challenging. To this problematic mix, she adds the growing sense that educational quality is eroding in most institutions. The higher education wage advantage largely reflects the stiffer penalty for failing to obtain a university degree. Running to stay in place is becoming a fact of life in the land of opportunity.
Provocatively titled, Disrupting Class is just what America's K-12 education system needs--a well thought-through proposal for using technology to better serve students and bring our schools into the 21st Century. Unlike so many education 'reforms, ' this is not small-bore stuff. For that reason alone, it's likely to be resisted by defenders
Much of the most important research that has contributed to the advancement of knowledge and enrichment of human life historically has been conducted in colleges and universities. In the years following World War II, increasing prosperity and enlightened government policies led to rapidly expanding undergraduate programs that created new opportunities for
Globalization poses challenges for everyone. Every education system in the world struggles to some degree to keep up with the rapid pace of change. And countries face many similar challenges. For example, widespread internal and international migration have created more heterogeneous societies everywhere, placing new demands on educators as they respond
In this book, nine authors from three continents, ranging from academics to business leaders, share their visions for the future of learning and work. Educational and organizational implications are uncovered, experiences are shared, and the contributors explore what it's going to take for individuals, organizations, and nations to succeed in Knowmad
Deeper Learning is the process of preparing and empowering students to master essential academic content, think critically and solve complex problems, work collaboratively, com-municate effectively, have an academic mindset, and be self-directed in their education. It fully encompasses the educational goals that, taken together, constitute the foundation for developing the single
Both learners and providers need to get comfortable with identifying meaningful objectives and meeting them.
If public universities and colleges don’t figure out ways to cut costs, they will increasingly cede territory to for-profit colleges.
As the societies get more educated, the credentials necessary to get the really good jobs might just keep on inflating.