The End of College

The End of College

Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere

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From a renowned education writer comes a paradigm-shifting examination of the rapidly changing world of college that every parent, student, educator, and investor needs to understand. Over the span of just nine months in 2011 and 2012, the world's most famous universities and high-powered technology entrepreneurs began a race to revolutionize higher education. College courses that had been kept for centuries from all but an elite few were released to millions of students throughout the world -- for free. Exploding college prices and a flagging global economy, combined with the derring-do of a few intrepid innovators, have created a dynamic climate for a total rethinking of an industry that has remained virtually unchanged for a hundred years. In The End of College, Kevin Carey, an education researcher and writer, draws on years of in-depth reporting and cutting-edge research to paint a vivid and surprising portrait of the future of education. Carey explains how two trends -- the skyrocketing cost of college and the revolution in information technology -- are converging in ways that will radically alter the college experience, upend the traditional meritocracy, and emancipate hundreds of millions of people around the world. Insightful, innovative, and accessible, The End of College is a must-read, and an important contribution to the developing conversation about education in this country. - Publisher.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Hardcover, 2015
ISBN: 9781594632051
1594632057
Branch Call Number: 371.358 C188E 2015
Characteristics: 277 pages ; 24 cm

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KathyJulian
Jul 12, 2016

Excellent information, and a look into what is likely the way college is heading.

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mbutlerharley
Jun 20, 2015

This is a very informative book. After reading it you will definitely see college in a "new light". It will also cause you to seriously consider whether it is worth paying lots of money for your child to go to college the way we understand college today. This book will teach you the way of the future and the explain the "college of everyone". This is a great venture and I think most people will benefit from it. However "traditional" colleges will have to examine how they will adjust or stay the same in this changing time or else they may fall victim to other systems that failed to change. Examples of this are: department stores losing ground to Amazon, taxicabs losing business to Uber, Newspapers/magazines losing circulation to online, etc.

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