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Abelard to Apple : the fate of American colleges and universities

Abelard to Apple

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., p.320 (2011)

Call Number:

Cubb LA227.4 .D46 2011

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9412263

Keywords:

Education, Educational change--United States, Higher--Aims and objectives--United States, Universities and colleges--United States

Abstract:

Contents: I. Great visions to lure them on -- 1. Are you teaching this summer? -- 2. A world of subjective judgments -- 3. The smartest kid in class -- 4. The twenty-first century -- II. An abundance of choices -- 5. It takes a lot to get us excited -- 6. The computer in the cathedral -- 7. Do no harm -- 8. The factory -- 9. Disruption -- III. A better means of expressing their goals -- 10. The value of a university -- 11. Of majors and memes -- 12. Threads -- IV. Abelard to Apple -- 13. The stardom of Leonard Susskind -- 14. Unkept technological promises -- 15. A substitute for deep reflection -- 16. The process-centered university -- 17. Hacking degrees -- V. The long view -- 18. The laws of innovation -- 19. Just change my title to "architect" -- 20. Rules for the twenty-first century.

Publication Language:

eng

Notes:

Demillo "describes the evolving model for higher education, from European universities based on a medieval model to American land-grant colleges to Apple's iTunes U and MIT's OpenCourseWare. He offers ten rules to help colleges reinvent themselves (including 'Don't romanticize your weaknesses') and argues for a focus on teaching undergraduates."