Education and Tech Entrepreneurship by Vivek Wadhwa, Richard Fre. Vivek Wadhwa Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization, Pratt School of Engineering; Stanford University - Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance Richard B.
M.I.T. Calls Academia's Bluff by Gary North. By Gary North by Gary North Recently by Gary North: Wikipedia and Google Will Bring Down Establishments All Over the World The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has begun the most revolutionary experiment in the history of education, stretching all the way back to the pharaohs.
It now gives away its curriculum to anyone smart enough to learn it. It has posted its curriculum on-line for free. These days, this means a staggering 1900 courses. This number will grow. In the Future, the Cost of Education will be Zero. The average cost of yearly tuition at a private, four-year college in the US this year was $25,143, and for public schools, students could expect to pay $6,585 on average for the 2008-09 school year, according to the College Board .
That was up 5.9% and 6.4% respectively over the previous year, which is well ahead of the national average rate of inflation . What that means is that for many people, college is out of reach financially. But what if social media tools would allow the cost of an education to drop nearly all the way down to zero? Of course, quality education will always have costs involved — professors and other experts need to be compensated for their time and efforts, for example, and certain disciplines require expensive, specialized equipment to train students (i.e., you can’t learn to be a surgeon without access to an operating theater). Mango Beta Launched! Simply Put, Smart People Don't Need An MBA. MOST people who knew Gabriel Hammond at Johns Hopkins in the late 1990s could have predicted he would rise quickly on Wall Street.
As a freshman, he traded stocks from his dorm room, making a $1,000 bet on Caterpillar. Soon after, he abandoned his childhood dream of becoming a lawyer and, upon graduation, joined Goldman Sachs as a stock analyst. Do experts edit Wikipedia? Will they? - GroupLens Research. White House, Department of Education, and Chronicle of Higher Education highlight our college recommendation software Two organizations have joined forces to answer important questions related to how search, discovery and recommendation online are affecting student college choices.
PossibilityU, an innovative college guidance platform, and GroupLens, a research lab dedicated to recommender systems and online communities in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, announced a research partnership to explore how college recommendations online can effect a broad range of student outcomes. For the past 3 years, PossibilityU’s unique college guidance program has been matching high school students across the country with colleges that match their talents, aspirations and family budgets.
News from the Front. September 2007 A few weeks ago I had a thought so heretical that it really surprised me.
It may not matter all that much where you go to college. For me, as for a lot of middle class kids, getting into a good college was more or less the meaning of life when I was growing up. What was I? MBA in a Page. My buddy Ray Schraff from Hyland Software pointed me to this site containing a comprehensive list of management theories.
It is an “MBA in a page,” and I mean that in a pejorative way. Here are some examples from the page: GE/McKinsey matrix, Kaizen philosophy, Capital Asset Pricing Model, Business Process Reengineering, and Scenario Planning. You can use the page as a test: Anyone who knows all these theories is someone you shouldn’t hire. This posting has generated a lot of anger. Many MBAs unsubscribed from my feed because of it (perhaps I can now raise my CPM—I’ll check with Federate Media). Take Any College Class for Free: 236 Open Courseware Collections. East Bay - News - Rich, Black, Flunking. Course Catalog - The Stingy Wiki. Open Culture: Digital MBA: America's Best Business Schools.
How the Public School System Crushes Souls. “It has been said that whoever asks about our childhood wants to know something about our soul.
Society must take time to inquire.” – Isa Helfield 2001 Let me bare my soul for you. 10 Things I Wish I Had Never Believed. Undergraduation. March 2005 (Parts of this essay began as replies to students who wrote to me with questions.)
Recently I've had several emails from computer science undergrads asking what to do in college. The Collegiate Landscape of the Future. Here, as in furnaces of boiling gold,Stars dipt, come back, full as their orbs can holdOf glitt’ring light.
—Richard Blackmore, Prince Arthur I was an undergraduate at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, a large public institution not unlike hundreds of others around the United States and around the world. As a freshman I lived in a crummy 1960s-era cement-block dormitory where I had to walk around pools of vomit to get to the bathroom, where I never saw anyone under 18 or over 22, and where I met about five people. I moved out at the end of my freshman year and never went into another campus dormitory again.