Lessons for the Future of Digital Courseware in Higher Education (3 Part Series)
Another useful effort from Tyton Partners, Time for Class: Lessons for the Future of Digital Courseware in Higher Education, a three-part series.
Part One: Faculty Perspectives on Courseware
Part Two: Evolution of Courseware Suppliers
Part Three (coming soon)
I particularly like the relatively “on-the-ground” focus of the papers from Tyton Partners. I think we have all seen too many vague, generalized papers that try to sum up a diverse range of issues in educational technology. What’s needed is a sharper focus on particular issues and technologies, as this series offers on digital courseware.
Debate around what has caused long-term increases in costs in higher education is slowly shifting from biased assertions of blame to more thoughtful analysis. A recent contribution to the dialogue comes by way of Demos, left-of-centre think tank in New York. (Questions for readers: Is Demos New York affiliated with Demos, a UK-based think-tank?
Access the analysis here.
Also, see this review of the report from Inside Higher Ed.
“Report says administrative bloat, construction booms not largely responsible for tuition increases.”
“The report attempts to pinpoint the factors driving up the price for students seeking a four-year degree at a public college. It asserts that while rising administrative and construction costs are a factor, they’re not as gargantuan as widely believed. A decline in state funding is the real culprit, says author Robbie Hiltonsmith, a senior policy analyst with Demos. “