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Peter Thiel Is Wrong About Higher Education (It’s Worse Than A Bubble — Robin Cangie

Peter Thiel Is Wrong About Higher Education (It’s Worse Than A Bubble — Robin Cangie | Disrupting Higher Ed | Scoop.it

Great blob post by Robin Cangie:

 

"The real problem with higher education isn’t, as Peter Thiel claims, that we’re in a bubble. It’s that our education system largely fails to educate."

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How Would Tying Student Loans to Repayment Rates Affect Higher Education? | Student Loans

How Would Tying Student Loans to Repayment Rates Affect Higher Education? | Student Loans | Disrupting Higher Ed | Scoop.it

Earlier this year, the Department of Education reported that the national cohort default rate was 7 percent for the 2008 fiscal year, the last year for which repayment data are available.

 

Looking at repayment rates, on the other hand, while also expanding the time span over which student loan repayment is measured, yields a far larger non-payment rate among college loan borrowers and paints a truer picture of the size of the inability-to-repay problem among student loan borrowers.

 

The Department of Education estimates that in 2009, among alumni of public universities who carried federal student loan debt, only 54 percent of those who had graduated or left school within the last four years were in repayment on their federal student loans — a far cry from the 93-percent national non-default rate of 2008.

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America Needs More College Alternatives

America Needs More College Alternatives | Disrupting Higher Ed | Scoop.it

The country's middle class has stagnated—but it can be revitalized... part of Atlantic's forum on Don Peck's September story, "Can the Middle Class Be Saved?"

 

Americans hate the idea of educational tracking, and I'm not proposing is a system that would give teachers and administrators all the power to determine a teenager's educational trajectory. But right now the only tracks are "college" or "bust." We need to provide alternative pathways for high school students, including those that would mix classroom learning with apprenticeship and applied-skill training.

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Ruminations » Blog Archive » Individual Utility, Joint Action, and The Prisoner’s Dilemma

Ruminations » Blog Archive » Individual Utility, Joint Action, and The Prisoner’s Dilemma | Disrupting Higher Ed | Scoop.it

Greg Jackson's excellent "Ruminations" blog post on mergers/acquisitions and higher ed institutions. 

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Education: the 21st Century "Ark" to a Better U.S. Economy

Education: the 21st Century "Ark" to a Better U.S. Economy | Disrupting Higher Ed | Scoop.it
The floodwaters are rising, and education is the best protection. It's our time to decide if we want to become victims or build an ark.
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Views: Confessions of an Edu-Traitor - Inside Higher Ed

Views: Confessions of an Edu-Traitor - Inside Higher Ed | Disrupting Higher Ed | Scoop.it

8/8/2011 - EXCELLENT IHE Blog Post:

 

Cathy Davidson admits to being a professor who believes higher education shouldn't be the goal for everyone.

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INC. Magazine: Can You Learn Disruptive Innovation?

INC. Magazine: Can You Learn Disruptive Innovation? | Disrupting Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Or are truly creative people born with something special? Clayton Christensen discusses his latest book, The Innovator's DNA, which analyzes the traits of CEOs who have disrupted their industries.
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Working Toward "Wow": A Vision for a New Teaching Profession | U.S. Department of Education

Working Toward "Wow": A Vision for a New Teaching Profession | U.S. Department of Education | Disrupting Higher Ed | Scoop.it

On July 29, in a speech to the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards, Secretary Duncan said the U.S. should radically transform the way that teachers are recruited, assigned, evaluated, and compensated, in order to recognize and reward its great veteran teachers, attract top students into the field, and make the country more competitive.He called on teachers to rebuild their profession, to give themselves more autonomy in exchange for performance-based accountability. “Teachers must own this and drive this,” he explained. “Change can only come from the men and women who do the hard work every day within our classrooms.”

 

He also called for higher salaries to make teaching more competitive with other venerated professions like law, medicine, and engineering. He suggested that starting salaries of around $60,000 and top salaries approaching $150,000 would help change the economics of the profession, while acknowledging the difficulty of finding more funding when governments at every level are wrestling with debt and deficits. “I am sure some people will immediately say that we can’t afford it without even looking at how to redirect the money we are already spending -- and mis-spending,” he observed. “To them I say that there is more than one way to mortgage your future. We can’t mortgage our future by under-investing in education.”

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Check Yourself before you Wreck Yourself (Or, what Disruption really means for Education)

Check Yourself before you Wreck Yourself (Or, what Disruption really means for Education) | Disrupting Higher Ed | Scoop.it

From HigherEdLive by Michael Staton, co-founder and CEO of Inigral - a company that provides social technology to educational institutions, helping them stay relevant by offering mobile and social services to their students.providing social technology to educational institutions. (@mpstaton)

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New Deloitte report: Top 10 Issues Facing Higher Education Institutions

New Deloitte report: Top 10 Issues Facing Higher Education Institutions | Disrupting Higher Ed | Scoop.it
The funding crisis in the educational industry threatens economic prosperity. Learn strategies for overcoming challenges facing higher education.
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Education Technology News: GCFLearnFree.org Achieves 100,000 Mobile Applications Downloads Within Six Months

Education Technology News: GCFLearnFree.org Achieves 100,000 Mobile Applications Downloads Within Six Months | Disrupting Higher Ed | Scoop.it

GCFLearnFree.org, a mobile app provider, has achieved 100,000 mobile downloads in less than six months.



These 100,000 mobile applications have allowed people around the world access to free educational content through mobile applications.
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Commonwealth of Learning - The Impact of New Business Models for Higher Education on Student Financing

Commonwealth of Learning - The Impact of New Business Models for Higher Education on Student Financing | Disrupting Higher Ed | Scoop.it
The premise of this paper is that no amount of tinkering with student loan and bursary schemes will enable higher education to cope with the continuing surge in participation worldwide unless the price of higher education can be cut. Projections suggest that by 2025 enrolments will be around 100 million greater than the ~150 million students engaged in higher learning in 2010.
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Innovation Starts With Disruptive Hypotheses. Here's How To Create One | Co. Design

Innovation Starts With Disruptive Hypotheses. Here's How To Create One | Co. Design | Disrupting Higher Ed | Scoop.it

Aimed at transforming business but very applicable to higher ed. 

 

"A disruptive hypothesis is an intentionally unreasonable statement that gets your thinking flowing in a different direction."

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And now some comic relief: Doonesbury on what college students are learning today

And now some comic relief: Doonesbury on what college students are learning today | Disrupting Higher Ed | Scoop.it

From Doonesbury Comic Strip, August 14, 2011 on GoComics.com

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HuffPost EDUCATION: How Open Educational Resources are Changing Higher Education

HuffPost EDUCATION: How Open Educational Resources are Changing Higher Education | Disrupting Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Removing money from the equation, we will see in a very short time what universal affordable education will achieve in changing, brightening and modifying the world we live in.
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Moody's Warns Student Loans May Be The Next Financial Bubble To Burst

Moody's Warns Student Loans May Be The Next Financial Bubble To Burst | Disrupting Higher Ed | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Record borrowing by college students who are graduating without jobs may lead to the next financial crisis, according to a recent report by Moody's Analytics.
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How a Social Intranet Can Save Higher Education

How a Social Intranet Can Save Higher Education | Disrupting Higher Ed | Scoop.it
We currently face a higher education system that is hundreds of years old and stuck in the past. I believe that social intranets may be a key to radically bringing higher education into the 21st century..
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RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms

FANTASTIC OVERVIEW OF THE EVOLUTION OF THE CURRENT STATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND WHAT CHANGES ARE NECESSARY TO MEET THE NEEDS OF TODAY'S SOCIETY

This animation was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin...

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Is Higher Education Ready for "The Education Bubble"? -- Campus Technology

Is Higher Education Ready for "The Education Bubble"? -- Campus Technology | Disrupting Higher Ed | Scoop.it

June 1, 2011 "American higher education is facing the prospect of being the next bubble to burst. Technology is both a culprit and a promising ally."

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The Download: D.C. is a mecca for ed tech startups

The Download: D.C. is a mecca for ed tech startups | Disrupting Higher Ed | Scoop.it
The Washington region has emerged as a hotbed for education technology start-ups, bolstered in part by its proximity to the federal government and several anchor companies who pioneered the sector.
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Goal 2025 – Lumina Foundation

Goal 2025 – Lumina Foundation | Disrupting Higher Ed | Scoop.it

To increase the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60% by 2025

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Our world needs the humanities

Our world needs the humanities | Disrupting Higher Ed | Scoop.it

MARTHA Nussbaum's belief that the good of humanity can, and should, be brought to light has transformed international politics. Now the American philosopher has turned her attention to education, warning that the cultivation of citizenship through a liberal education is vital to democracy. But is this tradition under threat from an ethos that puts profit before people?

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Universities Join Together to Support Open-Access Policies

Universities Join Together to Support Open-Access Policies | Disrupting Higher Ed | Scoop.it

Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Airy Labs Founder On ‘Higher Education Bubble’ Vs. Real World

Airy Labs Founder On ‘Higher Education Bubble’ Vs. Real World | Disrupting Higher Ed | Scoop.it

We speak with Andrew Hsu about why he dropped out of Stanford to start up Airy Labs.


 


He's in Peter Thiel's "20 Under 20" fellowship program that aims to show experience trumps education in many ways.

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