In this post Joshua Kim tries to find lessons higher education can draw from Apple’s just opened 175-acre Apple Park campus, which cost $5 billion to build. Dream big and build campuses that force people to collaborate was all I got out of this article.
Did you know that higher education is a $1.9 trillion market? No wonder there are so many educational conferences.
Hunt Lambert, who is the Dean of Continuing Education at Harvard, says colleges should take a more positive approach to micro-credentialing and access methods it has resisted for generations. I think he is probably right.
Yale computer scientist David Gelenter says that over 90% of U S colleges will be closed in the next generation and will be replaced by alternative credentials offered by museums, libraries, tech companies, etc. I believe that alternative credentialing through organizations such as Lynda.com, where I have completed over 100 courses, will continue to gain popularity, but I also believe that traditional educational institutions will be around for many generations.
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In this post Joshua Kim reports on Tim Harford’s book Messy, whose thesis is that change is higher education is always – messy.
B & N college surveyed nearly 1,000 traditional students and nearly 800 non-traditional students. Ninety percent of the non-traditional group considered college moderately to very valuable. 43% of the non-traditional students considered financing their college education a moderate to big challenge.