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Higher education in the digital age

Author: William G Bowen
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2013]
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William G Bowen
ISBN: 9780691159300 0691159300
OCLC Number: 836557413
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 172 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1. 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? --
Part 2. 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 --
Discussion / Howard Gardner --
Discussion / John Hennessy --
William G. Bowen's responses to discussion session comments by Howard Gardner and John Hennessy --
Discussion / Andrew Delbanco --
Discussion / Daphne Koller --
William G. Bowen's responses to discussion session comments by Andrew Delbanco and Daphne Koller.
Responsibility: William G. Bowen, incollaboration with Kelly A. Lack.

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Surveying the dizzying array of new technology-based teaching and learning initiatives, this title argues that such technologies could transform traditional higher education - allowing it at last to  Read more...

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