Articles tagged: MOOCs

Higher Education in a Global, Digital Information Economy

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By Arthur Levine, President, Woodrow Wilson Foundation and former President and Professor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

In the years ahead, consumers and stakeholders will demand that all higher education institutions be updated to meet contemporary needs. This can occur either by repairing the existing institutions or by creating new institutions to replace them.

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A 21st Century Education: What Do Students Need Know?

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By Richard Ekman, President of the Council of Independent Colleges

What should an educated person of the 21st century know and what does that means for the ways in which U.S. research universities ought to strengthen their teaching effectiveness?

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Better, More Affordable Colleges Start Online

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By L. Rafael Reif, President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

While students worry that they cannot afford a college education, U.S. colleges and universities know they cannot really afford to educate them either. At technology-intensive research universities, it costs three times as much to educate an undergraduate as they receive in net tuition.

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Never Eat Your Seed Corn

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By Dr. Clifton R. Wharton, Jr., President Emeritus, Michigan State University; Chancellor Emeritus, State University of New York System; Former Chairman and CEO, TIAA-CREF; Former Chairman, Rockefeller Foundation; U.S. Deputy Secretary of State

There have been dramatic changes and declines in the levels and sources of financial support for higher education in the past few decades. Why is this happening?

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Are Our Colleges and Universities Failing Us?

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By John Etchemendy, Provost, Stanford University

Finding a more efficient way to deliver a truly high-quality college education is extremely difficult, but is the only way to solve the cost crisis in higher education.

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