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Higher Ed In 2050: Why The Future Is Not As Bleak As Many Believe

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 05.20.2015 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

It's easy to read this as a higher-ed utopia. That's far from the case. There are bound to be plenty of political battles, turf wars, and arguments about what actually constitutes "best" learning. Many schools we know today will have closed.

The Sorry Story of College Rankings and Ratings

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 02.01.2015 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

The incredible diversity of mission, students, and programs that make it impossible to rank schools is the foundation of the great strength of the best higher education system in the world.

Think College Costs Too Much? Thank the Government.

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 08.24.2014 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

I am not going to argue that a four-year college education isn't expensive. It is. I won't argue that its return on investment makes it worthwhile, although it surely does. I also cannot argue that increasing the number of administrators doesn't increase the cost of a higher education. It does.

Textbooks Costs Continue as Barrier to Higher Education

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 03.19.2014 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

The cost of textbooks has been rising at an average annual rate of six percent. While students no doubt have been aware of the issue all along, cringing at the start of each semester as they tally the costs for course materials, legislators have finally caught on.

When $50 Billion Isn't Enough

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 08.21.2013 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

While we continue to hear isolated stories about students struggling with insurmountable debt, the overwhelming majority of those who borrow money pay it back, and are able to do so because of the additional compensation their degree affords them.

Graduation Begins Today -- Online

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 07.07.2013 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

Many adult learners enrolling online for the first time may be somewhat apprehensive about online education. After all, their only experience of learning has been in traditional, face-to-face settings. Other adult learners expect it to be fun, fast, and friendly.

MOOCs: Game Changer or "Tech Ed Du Jour"?

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 06.10.2013 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

Indeed, Coursera, another commercial entity, now claims well over a million students and more than 30 institutional partners, many among the so-called elite. And not to be left behind, two existing giants, Google and Pearson, have entered the arena. So what to make of MOOCs?