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Higher Education In the Digital Age by William G. Bowen

Higher Education In the Digital Age by William G. Bowen

By William G. Bowen

Of the main obvious and significant tendencies in greater schooling at the present time are its exploding expenditures and the swift growth of on-line studying. may the expansion in on-line classes gradual the emerging fee of school and aid resolve the trouble of affordability? during this brief and incisive ebook, William G. Bowen, one of many premier specialists at the intersection of schooling and economics, explains why, regardless of his past skepticism, he now believes know-how has the capability to assist rein in expenses with no negatively affecting pupil studying. As a former president of Princeton college, an economist, and writer of many books on schooling, together with the acclaimed bestseller the form of the River, Bowen speaks with special services at the subject.

Surveying the dizzying array of latest technology-based instructing and studying projects, together with the hugely publicized emergence of "massive open on-line courses" (MOOCs), Bowen argues that such applied sciences may possibly rework conventional larger education--allowing it ultimately to decrease emerging expenses through expanding productiveness, whereas retaining caliber and maintaining center values. however the demanding situations, that are organizational and philosophical up to technological, are daunting. They comprise delivering challenging proof of even if on-line schooling is low-cost in a number of settings, rethinking the governance and decision-making buildings of upper schooling, and constructing customizable technological systems. but, Bowen continues to be confident that the capability payoff is great.

Based at the 2012 Tanner Lectures on Human Values, added at Stanford college, the publication contains responses from Stanford president John Hennessy, Harvard collage psychologist Howard Gardner, Columbia college literature professor Andrew Delbanco, and Coursera cofounder Daphne Koller.

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Motivation, Engagement and Educational Perfomance: by Julian G. Professor Elliott;Neil R. Hufton;Wayne Willis

Motivation, Engagement and Educational Perfomance: by Julian G. Professor Elliott;Neil R. Hufton;Wayne Willis

By Julian G. Professor Elliott;Neil R. Hufton;Wayne Willis

Why is it that such a lot of childrens within the US and England underperform academically compared to humans in lots of different industrialized international locations? regardless of the continuing look for potent instructing ways, it will look that for lots of kids, motivation is the critical factor. Arguing that present views on motivation are too slim, this e-book attracts upon an enormous 5 12 months overseas examine that has tested the influence of things on the point of the kid, the college, the kin and wider society. In offering concepts for coverage and perform, this article units a problem to people who search simplistic options to difficulties of pupil apathy and disaffection.

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Smiling Through the Cultural Catastrophe: Toward the Revival by Jeffrey Hart

Smiling Through the Cultural Catastrophe: Toward the Revival by Jeffrey Hart

By Jeffrey Hart

Even if the basic books of Western civilization are not any longer primary in our classes or in our strategies, they maintain their skill to energise us intellectually, says Jeffrey Hart during this strong e-book. He now provides a consultant to a few of those literary works, tracing the most currents of Western tradition for all who desire to comprehend the roots in their civilization and the root for its achievements. Hart focuses at the efficient pressure among the classical and biblical traces in our civilization-- among a existence in line with cognition and one in accordance with religion and piety. He starts off with the Iliad and Exodus, linking Achilles and Moses as Bronze Age heroic figures. heavily interpreting texts and illuminating them in unforeseen methods, he strikes directly to Socrates and Jesus, who "internalized the heroic," maintains with Paul and Augustine and their Christian synthesis, addresses Dante, Shakespeare (Hamlet), Molière, and Voltaire, and concludes with the radical as represented through Crime and Punishment and the good Gatsby. Hart keeps that the dialectical tensions urged by way of this survey account for the restlessness and singular achievements of the West and that the fundamental books can give you the substance and effort presently ignored through either scholars and proficient readers.

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Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar: Self-Education and the by James Bach

Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar: Self-Education and the by James Bach

By James Bach

"A Buccaneer-Scholar is somebody whose love of studying isn't really muzzled or shackled by means of any establishment or authority; whose brain is pushed to wander and locate its personal position within the world."

The volatility of the activity industry and the unlimited possibilities afforded via the web have endlessly replaced people's attitudes approximately education. during this global of fast technological improvement, everyone is changing into profitable, creating wealth and discovering own delight via non-traditional capacity. rules became extra vital than education; innovation is extra vital than credentials. the facility to teach oneself -- to benefit the right way to study -- is essential.

James Bach, the son of bestselling writer Richard Bach (Jonathan Livingston Seagull,) is aware that. Like such a lot of adolescents, James struggled in class, ultimately falling by the wayside at age 16. many years later, he used to be prime a group at Apple desktop. Now an the world over well-known professional within the box of software program checking out, James has written Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar: a groundbreaking e-book that indicates how an individual can create their very own schooling all alone phrases. it's nurturing our person curiosities and relishing the educational approach that might lead an individual -- from childrens suffering at school to execs seeking to jumpstart their careers -- to luck.

In his specified pithy and anecdotal sort, and mixing his own tale with confirmed methodologies, James describes the relentless, whimsical, low-intensity studying technique he calls "buccaneering." Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar demonstrates that it's the those who chart their very own direction, who by no means cease studying, who will come to dominate this new world.

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Contextualizing Secession: Normative Studies in Comparative by Bruno Coppieters, Richard Sakwa

Contextualizing Secession: Normative Studies in Comparative by Bruno Coppieters, Richard Sakwa

By Bruno Coppieters, Richard Sakwa

Bringing jointly a variety of experts of their respective fields, the e-book offers a mix of unique examine with basic questions on why states remain jointly, and chiefly why occasionally they collapse. while and below what stipulations is the separation of 1 a part of a kingdom from one other justified? Written in an obtainable and proficient demeanour, the authors search to reply to this query at the foundation of ten case experiences and a common evaluation of the literature and theories of the query.

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Arab Painting (Handbook of Oriental Studies Handbuch Der by Contadini, A.

Arab Painting (Handbook of Oriental Studies Handbuch Der by Contadini, A.

By Contadini, A.

Arab portray is taken care of right here as an important creative corpus in its personal correct. Rejecting the conventional emphasis on person work, the prestigious participants to this quantity pressure the combination of textual content and snapshot as a extra efficient theoretical framework.

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Lady Luck: The Theory of Probability (Science Study Series by Warren Weaver

Lady Luck: The Theory of Probability (Science Study Series by Warren Weaver

By Warren Weaver

Daily questions resembling "Should I take my umbrella?" contain probability, a subject very important in lifestyle and in technological know-how. This witty, nontechnical advent to the topic elucidates such recommendations as variations, self sustaining occasions, mathematical expectation, the legislation of averages and extra. No complicated math required. forty nine drawings.

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