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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470538074
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/2/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

About the Author.

Part One: The Law of Thirds.

1 Wasted Talent.

2 Maxed Out: Why Colleges Can't Meet This Challenge.

3 The Paradox of Personal Learning.

Part Two: Dangerous Conceits.

4 Different Strokes for Different Folks.

5 Learning Is More Than “Strictly Academic”.

6 You Can't Get There from Here.

Part Three: From Access to Success: A New Ecology of Learning.

7 The End of Scarcity: Education's Emerging Long Tail.

8 Game Changers: New Media and the Open Education Resource Movement.

9 Reaching the Middle Third: Talent-Friendly Colleges for the Twenty-First Century (C21Cs).

Conclusion: A New Ecology of Learning.

Resources.

References.

Index.

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