Late last year I published another book. It’s a little one, crammed with information and ideas, and available in paperback: Gearing Up for Learning Beyond K–12 (Solution Tree Press, 2015)
The goal of this book is to explain changes in higher education to people in the K-12 (primary and secondary school) world: students, teachers, parents, administrators, school board members (public schools), and trustees (for privates), along with state government officials and interested citizens.
It’s also a snapshot of my thinking about the medium-term future of higher education, very accessible for any reader. Did I mention it’s very short, and in paperback?
- The various impacts of technology on colleges and universities;
- How social, political, and cultural forces are reshaping higher ed;
- The possibility of peak campus in the United States;
- The growing number of ways to obtain post-secondary education without setting foot on a physical campus;
- Advice to students and policymakers.
Along the way I touch on gaming, Virginia Tech’s Math Emporium, cMOOCs, international students, open education, debt, majors, Academically Adrift, nostalgia, and the passion to learn.