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|All Authors / Contributors:||
William G Bowen
|Description:||xvii, 172 p. : ill. ; 23 cm|
|Contents:||PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix CONTRIBUTORS xvii Part 1. Costs and Productivity in Higher Education 1 Cost Trends, the "Cost Disease," and Productivity in Higher Education 2 Factors Other Than the Cost Disease Pushing Up Educational Costs 9 Affordability 18 Is There a Serious Problem--Even a Crisis? 24 Notes 27 Part 2. Prospects for an Online Fix 43 Background 44 The Lack of Hard Evidence 46 The Need for Customizable, Sustainable Platforms (or Tool Kits) 55 The Need for New Mindsets--and Fresh Thinking about Decision-Making 62 What Must We Retain? 67 Appendix: The Online Learning Landscape 72 Notes 77 Discussion by Howard Gardner 97 Discussion by John Hennessy 109 William G. Bowen's Responses to Discussion Session Comments by Howard Gardner and John Hennessy 123 Discussion by Andrew Delbanco 129 Discussion by Daphne Koller 145 William G. Bowen's Responses to Discussion Session Comments by Andrew Delbanco and Daphne Koller 157 INDEX 163|
|Responsibility:||William G. Bowen.|
One of The Times Higher Education Supplement's Books of the Year 2014, chosen by Steven Schwartz "Higher Education in the Digital Age, frames the current and coming debates instead of answering