Harnessing America's Wasted Talent: A New Ecology of Learning (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 30, 2009 - Education - 192 pages
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Increasing success rates in higher education requires a new approach towards effective teaching and learning. Harnessing America's Wasted Talent provides tools to make this happen by highlighting the flaws in higher education, like using only the orthodox college model, preventing opportunity and wasting talent for many students. This reference explores Second Life, iTunes University, and Web 2.0 to capitalize on the capacity of every learner. This resource is essential reading for every college leader and policy-makers to meet all of students’ educational needs.
  

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Contents

The Value of Learning Outside of College
The Law of Thirds
College 30
A Future of Unlimited Content
A Future of Unlimited Access
A Future with Abundant HighSkill Jobs
Obstacles to Adoption
Flexibility
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Consistency
Diversity
Superb Support Throughout the Relationship
OutcomesBased Assessment and Consistent Course Design
Flexible Accredited Programs of Study and Degree Plans
Facilitating Seamless Transitions Between Life Work and Degree Programs
Portability of Credit Using the Academic GPS
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Peter Smith is senior vice president of academic strategies and development for Kaplan Higher Eduction and is the former assistant director for education of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Smith also served as the founding president of California State University at Monterey Bay and the Community College of Vermont. He served as Vermont's lieutenant governor from 1982–1986 and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1989. Dr. Smith is the author of the critically acclaimed The Quiet Crisis: How Higher Education Is Failing America.

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