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Abelard to Apple ➵ Abelard to Apple Read ➼ Author Richard A. Demillo – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk How institutions of higher learning can rescue themselves from irrelevance and marginalization in the age of iTunes U and YouTube EDU How institutions of higher learning can rescue themselves from irrelevance and marginalization in the age of iTunes U and YouTube EDU.


10 thoughts on “Abelard to Apple

  1. Jeff Offutt Jeff Offutt says:

    Abelard to Apple very carefully builds a strong case for the claim that we are a fundamental transition period in higher education Historical context is given about past great disruptions, and data about our current pedagogical issues and economic dangers The perspective it gives me, as a university professor, is tremendous 500 years ago the printing press was a huge disruptive technology that was viewed with terror by university professors, who thought they would become redundant because stu Abelard to Apple very carefully builds a strong case for the claim that we are a fundamental transition period in higher education Historical context is given about past great disruptions, and data about our current pedagogical issues and economic dangers The perspective it gives me, as a university professor, is tremendous 500 years ago the printing press was a huge disruptive technology that was viewed with terror by university professors, who thought they would become redundant because students could read the writings by the top person in the field, no matter how far away The disruptive technology of today is the Internet with its ability to let students see lectures by the top person in the field MOOCs will not make professors redundant any than books did our duties will change, but we will still be essential This book also gives great perspective to the recent study that found that most universities in the US are on an unsustainable economic path These are the same universities that DeMillo describes as the universities in the middle The waste of resources on patents that only pay dividends for a handful of universities the huge cost of sports, which only return a profit for a few universities the true cost of research the unrelenting growth in the number of administrators, which threaten to drown academics in overhead and the mistake of universities in the middle chasing the few top tier universities with huge reputations and endowments, a losing strategy in a zero sum game all of these issues are explored in great detail The book does not tell us WHAT to do, but very clearly and convincingly explains the current problems.Abelard to Apple is a must read for every university administrator, should be read by every university teacher, and will be very informative for every student and parent


  2. Jonlandis Jonlandis says:

    A lot of this book is spot on, illuminating, and interesting The author totally goes off the rails when he starts touting some of the for profits as a model for future success in Higher education While there are a few for profits out there doing great work, clearly there are many who are ineffective at best and exploitative at worst including some of the very examples he cites as best practice Worth the read for core concepts of these middle schools being at risk if they don t evolve But r A lot of this book is spot on, illuminating, and interesting The author totally goes off the rails when he starts touting some of the for profits as a model for future success in Higher education While there are a few for profits out there doing great work, clearly there are many who are ineffective at best and exploitative at worst including some of the very examples he cites as best practice Worth the read for core concepts of these middle schools being at risk if they don t evolve But really misses the mark on prescription for what changes need to happen don t be harvard isn t advice cut your budget in half isn t tenable These schools of the middle need to return to what they do best get to know their students Double down on relationships Use technology to connect them with fully accessible resources and real industry leaders Get them solving real problems Get them connected with the global community That the author touts for profits as a solution for moving forward is so far off the mark that it poisoned the well for me Three stars for the great initial observation, minus two for the ridiculous solution


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