Thursday, April 29, 2010
Elluminate sponsored a discussion with Anya Kamenetz, author of DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education. Look for the recordings for April 28, 2010 at http://www.learncentral.org/browse/recordings. The playback for the discussion was there when I looked this morning (April 29). She's coming at the problem with higher education from the point of view of expense. Students who manage to graduate often find themselves burdened with debt - and what have they got to show for it? In what ways are higher education working for individuals - for society - or not? Anya suggests that "the future lies in personal learning networks and paths" (from the book's blurb.) This goes along with Seth Godin's ideas. See his post The coming melt-down in higher education (as seen by a marketer) . Cost/benefits - Are there paths to higher education that cost less - and perhaps provide better experiences than schools offer today? Exciting to consider!