The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere

By Kevin Carey
From a renowned education writer comes a paradigm-shifting examination of the rapidly changing world of college that every parent, student, educator, and investor needs to understand.
Over the span of just nine months in 2011 and 2012, the world's most famous universities and high-powered technology entrepreneurs began a race to revolutionize higher education. College courses that had been kept for centuries from all but an elite few were released to millions of students throughout the world--for free.
Exploding college prices and a flagging global economy, combined with the derring-do of a few intrepid innovators, have created a dynamic climate for a total rethinking of an industry that has remained virtually unchanged for a hundred years. In The End of College, Kevin Carey, an education researcher and writer, draws on years of in-depth reporting and cutting-edge research to paint a vivid and surprising portrait of the future of education. Carey explains how two trends--the skyrocketing cost of college and the revolution in information technology--are converging in ways that will radically alter the college experience, upend the traditional meritocracy, and emancipate hundreds of millions of people around the world.
Insightful, innovative, and accessible, The End of College is a must-read, and an important contribution to the developing conversation about education in this country.

Carey elegantly blends policy analysis, reportage [and] memoir into a hard-charging indictment of the eggheads and ivory towers many Americans love to hate .Part alternative history and part road trip, the book is a tour guide to higher education [A] readable and thoughtful book [Carey has] a gift for finding fascinating characters and explaining complex ideas clearly. "The New York Times Book Review" "Thorough ... this is thought-provoking, fascinating material." "The Washington Post" In "The End of College," Kevin Carey delves into some of the most complicated and important issues facing students, parents and educators today. This is a fascinating read." Daniel H. Pink, author of "Drive" and "A Whole New Mind" Don't even think about going to college (or paying for it) until you have read this book. Kevin Carey has changed forever how I think about the modern American university. "The End of College"delivers a scathing indictment of the past and present alongside a glorious prediction for what comes next. Amanda Ripley, author of "The Smartest Kids in the World"

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"In "The End of College", Kevin Carey delves into some of the most complicated - and important - issues facing students, parents and educators today. This is a fascinating read." --Daniel H. Pink, author of "Drive" and "A Whole New Mind"


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ISBN: 9781594634048

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Publisher Riverhead Books
Publish date 03/01/2016
Pages 288
ISBN-13 9781594634048
ISBN-10 1594634041
Language English

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