Book review of Revolution in Higher Education

Book review of Revolution in Higher Education

In Revolution in Higher Education, Georgia Tech Professor Richard DeMillo contrasts the rapid innovations made in online learning by a small band of interested, outside-of-academia adventurers with the slow progress made within the ivory tower. DeMillo follows innovators with now-familiar names and...

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Journal Title: Open Praxis
Author: Jennifer Anna Kepka
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Language: English
Get full text: http://www.openpraxis.org/index.php/OpenPraxis/article/view/679
Resource type: Journal Article
Source: Open Praxis; Vol 9, No 3 (Year 2017).
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Publisher: International Council for Open and Distance Education / Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
Usage rights: Reconocimiento (by)
Subjects: Social Sciences/Humanities --> Education --AMP-- Educational Research
Abstract: In Revolution in Higher Education, Georgia Tech Professor Richard DeMillo contrasts the rapid innovations made in online learning by a small band of interested, outside-of-academia adventurers with the slow progress made within the ivory tower. DeMillo follows innovators with now-familiar names and projects like Coursera and Udacity through their startup phases, describing motives and methods, with an insider's view at their effects on college learning. Then, after a thorough lesson in the history of the academy, DeMillo argues that adherence to academic tradition will not save higher education. In fact, he says, only flexibility and speed can help colleges and universities meet the challenges of today and the inevitable disintegration of higher education as we know it of tomorrow.