College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students: Library Edition (CD-Audio)

Today: $35.97
Out of stock
ITEM# 14963070

    Enter your email address, we will notify you if it comes back in stock.

Details

ITEM#: 14963070

What is the value of a college degree?The four-year college experience is as American as apple pie. So is the belief that higher education offers a ticket to a better life. But with student-loan debt surpassing the $1 trillion mark and unemployment of college graduates at historic highs, people are beginning to question that value.In College (Un)bound, Jeffrey J. Selingo, editor at large of the Chronicle of Higher Education, argues that America’s higher education system is broken. The great credentials race has turned universities into big businesses and fostered an environment where middle-tier colleges can command elite university-level tuitions while concealing staggeringly low graduation rates and churning out students with few of the skills needed for a rapidly evolving job market.Selingo not only turns a critical eye on the current state of higher education but also predicts how technology will transform it for the better. Free massive online open courses (MOOCs) and hybrid classes, adaptive learning software, and the unbundling of traditional degree credits will increase access to high-quality education regardless of budget or location and tailor lesson plans to individual needs. One thing is certain: the class of 2020 will have a radically different college experience than their parents had.Incisive, urgent, and controversial, College (Un)bound is a must-listen for prospective students, parents, and anyone concerned with the future of American higher education.

Specs

ISBN 9781469283357
Genre EDUCATION / Higher
Format CD-Audio
Publisher Date 2013-05-07 00:00:00.0
Publisher Brilliance Audio Lib Edn
Copyright Year 2013
Height 7.25 in
Wdth 5.25 in
Thickness 0.5 in
Unit weight 0.2 lb
Language English
Subtitle The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students: Library Edition
Edition Detail Unabridged
Audience General/trade
Authors Selingo, Jeffrey J.

Product Reviews

Questions & Answers

Yay! Be the first to ask a question about this product.
Get your product questions answered right here.
Guidelines

Shopping Tips & Inspiration

Shipping & Returns

Standard Return Policy:

Items must be returned in new or unused condition and contain all original materials included with the shipment. More Details

FINAL SALE EXCLUSION: Items marked as FINAL SALE are not returnable unless the problem you experience is the result of our error.

* For your protection, all orders are screened for security purposes. If your order is selected for review, our Loss Prevention Team may contact you by phone or email. There may be a two business day delay to process your order.

** Most Oversize orders are delivered within 1-4 weeks. Some orders may take 6 weeks to be delivered.