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Higher education is in transition and with a coming proliferation in online courses could be totally free for many within a decade. The status quo won’t yield easily. But this is looking like a real answer to runaway student debt.
As few as 10 years from now, quality higher education will be largely free—unless, of course, nothing much has changed. It all depends on whom you believe. But one thing is clear: The debate about financing education grows louder by the day.
Read more: moneyland.time.com
By Erica Perez
Among the findings of a U.S. Senate committee’s recently released investigation of the nation’s for-profit college industry is a stark assessment of the huge gap between what it costs to get a degree or certificate from a career college and the price tag of a comparable program at a public college or university in California.
The two-year investigation by the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee took a sweeping look at 30 for-profit education institutions nationwide, combing through financial statements, internal company documents and other data to create a picture of… Continue reading
On Wednesday, the Education Innovation Summit that I had previously discussed relative to blended learning ended with several presenters, including former Governor Jeb Bush, discussing the need for change. The role for teachers can change for the better, but only if we make some other critical changes: harnessing technology, altering teacher education, and accepting a real role for the for-profit sector of the education industry.
One question being addressed was – What will be the role for teachers? Will demand for teachers decline? John Katzman, founder of The Princeton Review and Executive Chairman of 2tor, forecast a… Continue reading
According to recent sobering statistics, more than 50 million working-age Americans have some college but no degree.*
Courageous Learning: Finding a New Path through Higher Education (John Ebersole and William Patrick; Hudson Whitman/ECP) may help. The book is aimed squarely at working-age Americans with no degree, and was written to guide adults—whose financial and time constraints differ from traditional campus-bound students—to finish their degree at accredited institutions.
Dr. Ebersole, president of Excelsior College and a leading advocate for adult degree completion said, “Courageous Learning was written to demonstrate options, and to show that a student can finish a degree… Continue reading
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I just returned from the American Council on Education (ACE) annual conference in Los Angeles, where InsideTrack hosted a cocktail reception for about 40 university leaders featuring introductory comments from Doug Lederman, founder and editor of Inside Higher Ed. Throughout the evening, the conversation centered on accountability and measurement in higher education – how there is too little of it and how it is critical to meeting our country’s higher education goals.