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Change.edu: Rebooting for the New Talent Economy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2011

    Well researched and informative.

    The title caught my attention so I was happy to learn about the early history of Higher Education in the United States which is was I was expecting. But that is just the first 2 chapters and then it gave me a whole lot more to think about. I'm not sure if this book has all the answers to the current challenges facing Higher Ed in this country but Mr Rosen shines a light on a lot of information that has not been properly reported in the mainstream news media. It is a short and concise read with many points made with great clarity and force.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 8, 2011

    Great book!!! Highly recommended

    I must confess I had my own biases against the online universities but they have changed, the technology and deliver systems have changed (for the better) and this book shows how this industry is really coming into its own. Time to drop the pretense and get serious about educating adults young and old across the board. This book includes entertaining descriptions of higher ed back when Harvard was founded and some of the lunacy that is going on today with places like High Point paying their way up the University rankings scale and how that really ends up costing everyone. Education is still something we should believe is a worth while pursuing and this book illustrates how we can invest in that pursuit.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 3, 2011

    TIME WELL SPENT

    I know a little about what has been happening with online universities and our countries knee-jerk bias against them. Andrew Rosen starts with the early history of Higher Education in this country in order to make his point about what he sees as the ongoing snobbery and misdirection of funds and aspirations of the Ivory Tower set. Education has been the key to this country's success in the past and the way needs to be paved to help those disenfranchised from the current system so they can better themselves if they have a desire to get an education past high school. Not everyone got A's and B's in high school and now they may need to get a degree in order to improve their lives and stay employed. That whole group of human beings would benefit from options like online universities and flexible learning schedules but traditional institutions are moving at a snail's pace so of course a little entrepreneurial grit can help get that job done. A book well worth reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2011

    Don't waste another minute - read this book now!

    I love when a book is densely packed with fascinating details and thought provoking ideas. Mr Rosen shares his unique insight into what is happening in Higher Education and the pending crisis we will face as a country if we don't start fixing this part of our economy and society. Bravo for making concise points and making this engaging material for the general reader as well as the policy wonk.

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  • Posted October 19, 2011

    informative and (surprisingly) interesting

    This book has a good balance of detail and readability...for a lay person like myself, it helped me understand how different colleges serve different purposes, but all are important for education/our country's future. Not sure if I agree with everything, but I think I learned a lot.

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  • Posted February 12, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    For anyone interested in education, this is a must read! The ideas presented are thoughtful, well presented, and really make you think about higher education in this country.

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  • Posted November 1, 2011

    Fascinating!

    Informative and detailed look at the higher education ecosystem.

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