The end of college : creating the future of learning and the university of everywhere / Kevin Carey.
New York : Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2015.
277 pages ; 24 cm
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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.
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 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 reporting and research to paint a 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.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-268) and index.