Book , Print in English

College (un)bound : the future of higher education and what it means for students

Jeffrey J. Selingo.
  • Las Vegas, NV : Amazon Pub., 2013
  • xxvi, 240 pages ; 23 cm
Also known as
  • College unbound
Subjects
Summary
  • "The four-year college experience is as American as apple pie. So is the belief that higher education offers a ticket to a better life. But with student-loan debt surpassing the $1 trillion mark and unemployment of college graduates at historic highs, people are beginning to question that value ... Selingo not only turns a critical eye on the current state of higher education but also predicts how technology will transform it for the better. Free massive online open courses (MOOCs) and hybrid classes, adaptive learning software, and the unbundling of traditional degree credits will increase access to high-quality education regardless of budget or location and tailor lesson plans to individual needs. One thing is certain--the Class of 2020 will have a radically different college experience than their parents"--Amazon.com.
Contents
  • Introduction
  • How we got here: the great credential race ; The customer is always right ; The trillion-dollar problem
  • The disruption: the five disruptive forces that will change higher education forever ; A personalized education ; The online revolution
  • The future: the student swirl ; Degrees of value ; The skills of the future ; Why college?
  • Conclusion
  • Future forward
  • Checklist for the future.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9781477800744
  • 1477800743
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 907178925
  • OCLC: 907178925

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