Archive for June, 2010

A Transformation in Higher Education?

June 8th, 2010

Is a major transformation in higher education imminent? Will more people question the value of a college degree in the new economy? Has the cost of college risen beyond what could be considered a reasonable investment for many students and families? Is it possible that higher education could be delivered through open source channels? Will the new era of growing social networks enable people to find their own paths to higher learning?

The answer is yes, according to reporter and author Anya Kamenetz.

Always on the lookout for new and different perspectives on higher education, I ran across an interview on C-SPAN that I think is notable and worthy of bringing to your attention.

In this interview with C-SPAN’s Pedro Echevarria, Kamenetz talks about her new book, DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education .

Kamenetz is a Yale graduate, child of two college professors, writer for Fast Company magazine, the New York Times, the Washington Post, contributor to The Huffington Post, and author of two books about higher education.