By Kevin Carey
From a popular schooling author comes a paradigm-shifting exam of the speedily altering international of faculty that each dad or mum, scholar, educator, and investor must understand.
Over the span of simply 9 months in 2011 and 2012, the world’s most renowned universities and high-powered expertise marketers begun a race to revolutionize greater schooling. collage classes that have been saved for hundreds of years from all yet an elite few have been published to thousands of scholars during the world—for free.
Exploding university costs and a flagging worldwide financial system, mixed with the derring-do of some intrepid innovators, have created a dynamic weather for a complete rethinking of an that has remained nearly unchanged for 100 years. In The finish of College, Kevin Carey, an schooling researcher and author, attracts on years of in-depth reporting and state of the art learn to color a shiny and fantastic portrait of the way forward for schooling. Carey explains how trends—the skyrocketing fee of school and the revolution in info technology—are converging in ways in which will notably adjust the varsity event, upend the conventional meritocracy, and emancipate hundreds and hundreds of hundreds of thousands of individuals round the world.
Insightful, cutting edge, and accessible, The finish of College is a must-read, and a massive contribution to the constructing dialog approximately schooling during this kingdom.
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Fourteen percent of college graduates scored at only the “basic” level of literacy: good enough to read grade-school books but not much more. The results showed a sharp decline from the same exams given a decade before. The study was written up in the New York Times—and then disappeared from the public debate without a trace. C. He had just completed a book, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, that would be published a few months later. It described a four-year study of how much students at a diverse group of colleges and universities had actually learned while they were in school.
After God has carried us safe to New England, and we had builded our houses, provided necessaries for our livelihood, reared convenient places for God’s worship, and settled the civil government: One of the next things we longed for and looked after was to advance learning and perpetuate it to posterity; dreading to leave an illiterate ministry to the churches, when our present ministers shall lie in the dust. Others followed in their footsteps. By the time the American Revolution came, there were nine colonial colleges: Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, William and Mary, New Jersey, Rhode Island, King’s, Queens, and Philadelphia.
He went on to cochair President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and found a multidisciplinary medical research center. When the Boston Globe listed the 150 most important things ever done at MIT, Lander and his work ranked second, after the guy who invented the World Wide Web. Lander is also a very good teacher. Many great scholars are inept in the classroom. Their intense, internal focus works against them when it comes to forming connections with students. Lander is outgoing, personable, and almost as good at lecturing as he is at discovering new ways to unravel the meaning of human DNA.
The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere by Kevin Carey