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Higher Education in the Digital Age

ISBN-10: 0691159300
ISBN-13: 9780691159300
Edition: 2013
Authors: William G. Bowen
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Description: Two of the most visible and important trends in higher education today are its exploding costs and the rapid expansion of online learning. Could the growth in online courses slow the rising cost of college and help solve the crisis of affordability?  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 4/30/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Two of the most visible and important trends in higher education today are its exploding costs and the rapid expansion of online learning. Could the growth in online courses slow the rising cost of college and help solve the crisis of affordability? In this short and incisive book, William G. Bowen, one of the foremost experts on the intersection of education and economics, explains why, despite his earlier skepticism, he now believes technology has the potential to help rein in costs without negatively affecting student learning. As a former president of Princeton University, an economist, and author of many books on education, including the acclaimed bestseller The Shape of the River, Bowen speaks with unique expertise on the subject.Surveying the dizzying array of new technology-based teaching and learning initiatives, including the highly publicized emergence of "massive open online courses" (MOOCs), Bowen argues that such technologies could transform traditional higher education--allowing it at last to curb rising costs by increasing productivity, while preserving quality and protecting core values. But the challenges, which are organizational and philosophical as much as technological, are daunting. They include providing hard evidence of whether online education is cost-effective in various settings, rethinking the governance and decision-making structures of higher education, and developing customizable technological platforms. Yet, Bowen remains optimistic that the potential payoff is great.Based on the 2012 Tanner Lectures on Human Values, delivered at Stanford University, the book includes responses from Stanford president John Hennessy, Harvard University psychologist Howard Gardner, Columbia University literature professor Andrew Delbanco, and Coursera cofounder Daphne Koller.

Taylor Walsh writes on behalf of Ithaka S+R, a not-for-profit strategy and research service that supports innovation in the academic community.

Preface and Acknowledgments
Contributors
Costs and Productivity in Higher Education
Cost Trends, the "Cost Disease," and Productivity in Higher Education
Factors Other Than the Cost Disease Pushing Up Educational Costs
Affordability
Is There a Serious Problem-Even a Crisis?
Notes
Prospects for an Online Fix
Background
The Lack of Hard Evidence
The Need for Customizable, Sustainable Platforms (or Tool Kits)
The Need for New Mindsets-and Fresh Thinking about Decision-Making
What Must We Retain?
Appendix: The Online Learning Landscape
Notes
Discussion
Discussion
William G. Bowen's Responses to Discussion Session Comments
Discussion
Discussion
William G. Bowen's Responses to Discussion Session Comments
Index

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