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The Resource Revolution in higher education : how a small band of innovators will make college accessible and affordable, Richard A. DeMillo ; foreword by Andrew J. Young

Revolution in higher education : how a small band of innovators will make college accessible and affordable, Richard A. DeMillo ; foreword by Andrew J. Young

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Revolution in higher education : how a small band of innovators will make college accessible and affordable
Title
Revolution in higher education
Title remainder
how a small band of innovators will make college accessible and affordable
Statement of responsibility
Richard A. DeMillo ; foreword by Andrew J. Young
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Language
eng
Summary
Colleges and universities have become increasingly costly, and, except for a handful of highly selective, elite institutions, unresponsive to 21st-century needs. But for the past few years, technology-fueled innovation has begun to transform higher education, introducing new ways to disseminate knowledge and better ways to learn -- all at lower cost. In this impassioned account, Richard DeMillo tells the behind-the-scenes story of these pioneering efforts and offers a roadmap for transforming higher education. Building on his earlier book, Abelard to Apple, DeMillo argues that the current system of higher education is clearly unsustainable. Colleges and universities are in financial crisis. Tuition rises inexorably. Graduates of reputable schools often fail to learn basic skills, and many cannot find suitable jobs. Meanwhile, student-loan default rates have soared while the elite Ivy and near-Ivy schools seem remote and irrelevant. Where are the revolutionaries who can save higher education? DeMillo's heroes are a small band of innovators who are bringing the revolution in technology to colleges and universities. DeMillo chronicles, among other things, the invention of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) by professors at Stanford and MIT; Salman Khan's Khan Academy; the use of technology by struggling historically black colleges and universities to make learning more accessible; and the latest research on learning and the brain. He describes the revolution's goals and the entrenched hierarchical system it aims to overthrow; and he reframes the nature of the contract between society and its universities. The new institutions of a transformed higher education promise to demonstrate not only that education has value but also that it has values -- virtues for the common good
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DeMillo, Richard A.,
Dewey number
378.00973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1932-
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Young, Andrew
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  • Universities and colleges
  • Educational technology
  • College costs
  • Educational change
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Revolution in higher education : how a small band of innovators will make college accessible and affordable, Richard A. DeMillo ; foreword by Andrew J. Young
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Revolution -- Map of the world -- Shifting landscape -- Levity, brevity, and repetition -- Technology curves -- Internet scale -- Rationale for a revolution -- Accessibility -- Pyramids -- Rankings -- Institutional envy -- Ramparts -- Brands -- Ivory Towers -- Governing in the age of internet empires -- A social contract -- Epilogue
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ocn919612135
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1 online resource (xxii, 334 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780262331296
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown sound
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remote
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(OCoLC)919612135
Label
Revolution in higher education : how a small band of innovators will make college accessible and affordable, Richard A. DeMillo ; foreword by Andrew J. Young
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Revolution -- Map of the world -- Shifting landscape -- Levity, brevity, and repetition -- Technology curves -- Internet scale -- Rationale for a revolution -- Accessibility -- Pyramids -- Rankings -- Institutional envy -- Ramparts -- Brands -- Ivory Towers -- Governing in the age of internet empires -- A social contract -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn919612135
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 334 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262331296
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)919612135

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