What’s Going to Become of Higher Ed?

Paleo Retiree writes:

Randall Parker thinks that higher education may be the next bubble to pop.

Speaking of education and innovation, be sure to take a look at MRUniversity, a new venture by Alex Tabarrok and Tyler Cowen, the two economist-proprietors of the justly-popular Marginal Revolution blog. Free online courses in econ is the vision here. I’m following along with the outfit’s first course myself. Alex and Tyler are among the most helpful and culture-aware economists I know of.

Eager to hear what our co-blogger Fenster (who has mucho experience in the higher-ed field) makes of these developments.

About Paleo Retiree

Onetime media flunky and movie buff and very glad to have left that mess behind. Formerly Michael Blowhard of the cultureblog 2Blowhards.com. Now a rootless parasite and bon vivant on a quest to find the perfectly-crafted artisanal cocktail.
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5 Responses to What’s Going to Become of Higher Ed?

  1. Scott says:

    Nick Carr is talking about higher ed & online education — http://www.roughtype.com/

    (Unschooled, zero experience with higher ed, but Nick is a pretty smart feller.)

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  2. Blowhard, Esq. says:

    Given all the educational resources online — a trend that only seems to be growing as MRUniversity shows — there’s no reason why we can’t move away from the BA degree towards certification like Charles Murray has been arguing: http://faculty.isi.org/blog/post/view/id/30/

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  3. Toddy Cat says:

    It’ll come, but not as fast as people think, if only because you can’t get drunk and paw freshman girls at an online university.

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