The combination of inflated costs, mounting student debt, and crushing young adult unemployment during the Great Recession have caused many to question the value of degrees.
The campus of the future will clearly still play an essential role in academic life, though it will likely transform into a more hands-on and social place than today. Which of these options do you predict for the future of education?
The first draft of Getting Smart was written three years ago and a lot has changed since then. Thirty months isn’t a lot of time…except when you’re in the middle of a revolution.
As the price of higher ed rises, the big question is will MOOCs be the viable alternative that makes education after high school more affordable? This infographic draws out some of the statistics known about the development of MOOCs so far, as well as plotting out the pros and cons of taking a MOOC today.