What I argue in my book is that there are three major unsustainable dynamics in higher education. Cost is about the tuition, the price, and the underlying cost as well. Access is about the ability to get through the door, we see this in how aid is given out, as well as globally where there are more people than seats. Relevance or quality is the problem with what people are learning and how they are learning, is it really preparing them for the lives they want to lead?
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DIY U:The Coming Transformation of HigherEducationAnya KamenetzApril 2, 2013
(Cost + Access) +(Relevance+Qualit y) =Case for Radical Innovation
Students Are Angry About the Cost of College.67%* of BAs have federal student loans. (less than ½ in 1993).*Average debt: $27,253*Delinquency rate: 15.1%
THE SWIRL•37 million Americans have some college, no degree•1/3 transfer before completing•About half change majors•56% of 4-yr students graduate in 6;•Part-timers and transfers aren’t counted
“58 percent of grade school kids will be employed in careers that don’t exist today.” --Cathy Davidson Now You See It
Who is our system NOT serving well?? Web *people who learn differently *people with jobs and/or families (pressed for time, affects motivation)*people with little money (no computers) *people with other social disadvantages
THE BLEND-5 ways1)f2f-driven/online supplement 2) flipped classroom 3)online/f2f support asneeded4)lab/online profs, in person TAs 5)self-blend
THE BLEND Faculty/Staff/Admin 1)Instructional designer 2) Advisor/coach/mentor 3) Librarian/curator4)Assessor of prior learning&competence 5)Learning researcher 6)Rockstar/video performer