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The Resource Abelard to Apple : the fate of American colleges and universities, Richard A. DeMillo

Abelard to Apple : the fate of American colleges and universities, Richard A. DeMillo

Label
Abelard to Apple : the fate of American colleges and universities
Title
Abelard to Apple
Title remainder
the fate of American colleges and universities
Statement of responsibility
Richard A. DeMillo
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The vast majority of American college students attend two thousand or so private and public institutions that might be described as the Middle--reputable educational institutions, but not considered equal to the elite and entrenched upper echelon of the Ivy League and other prestigious schools. Richard DeMillo has a warning for these colleges and universities in the Middle: If you do not change, you are heading for irrelevance and marginalization. In Abelard to Apple, DeMillo argues that these institutions, clinging precariously to a centuries-old model of higher education, are ignoring the social, historical, and economic forces at work in today's world. In the age of iTunes, open source software, and for-profit online universities, there are new rules for higher education. DeMillo, who has spent years in both academia and in industry, explains how higher education arrived at its current parlous state and offers a road map for the twenty-first century. He 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. DeMillo's message--for colleges and universities, students, alumni, parents, employers, and politicians--is that any college or university can change course if it defines a compelling value proposition (one not based in "institutional envy" of Harvard and Berkeley) and imagines an institution that delivers it. -- Book cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DeMillo, Richard A
Dewey number
378.73
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LA227.4
LC item number
.D46 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Universities and colleges
  • Education, Higher
  • Educational change
Label
Abelard to Apple : the fate of American colleges and universities, Richard A. DeMillo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • I.
  • 8.
  • The factory
  • 9.
  • Disruption
  • III.
  • A better means of expressing their goals
  • 10.
  • The value of a university
  • 11.
  • Of majors and memes
  • Great visions to lure them on
  • 12.
  • Threads
  • IV.
  • Abelard to Apple
  • 13.
  • The stardom of Leonard Susskind
  • 14.
  • Unkept technological promises
  • 15.
  • A substitute for deep reflection
  • 1.
  • 16.
  • The process-centered university
  • 17.
  • Hacking degrees
  • V.
  • The long view
  • 18.
  • The laws of innovation
  • 19.
  • Just change my title to "architect"
  • Are you teaching this summer?
  • 20.
  • Rules for the twenty-first century
  • 2.
  • A world of subjective judgments
  • 3.
  • The smartest kid in class
Control code
694566404
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 320 pages
Isbn
9780262015806
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010049657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)694566404
Label
Abelard to Apple : the fate of American colleges and universities, Richard A. DeMillo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • I.
  • 8.
  • The factory
  • 9.
  • Disruption
  • III.
  • A better means of expressing their goals
  • 10.
  • The value of a university
  • 11.
  • Of majors and memes
  • Great visions to lure them on
  • 12.
  • Threads
  • IV.
  • Abelard to Apple
  • 13.
  • The stardom of Leonard Susskind
  • 14.
  • Unkept technological promises
  • 15.
  • A substitute for deep reflection
  • 1.
  • 16.
  • The process-centered university
  • 17.
  • Hacking degrees
  • V.
  • The long view
  • 18.
  • The laws of innovation
  • 19.
  • Just change my title to "architect"
  • Are you teaching this summer?
  • 20.
  • Rules for the twenty-first century
  • 2.
  • A world of subjective judgments
  • 3.
  • The smartest kid in class
Control code
694566404
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 320 pages
Isbn
9780262015806
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010049657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)694566404

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