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Higher Education in the Digital Age

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ISBN-10: 0691159300

ISBN-13: 9780691159300

Edition: 2013

Authors: William G. Bowen

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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,…    
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 4/30/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 5.79" wide x 8.74" long x 0.77" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

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Preface and Acknowledgments
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
Is There a Serious Problem-Even a Crisis?
Prospects for an Online Fix
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
William G. Bowen's Responses to Discussion Session Comments
William G. Bowen's Responses to Discussion Session Comments