Online Learning Update

August 27, 2018

‘A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College’

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:09 am

by Doug Lederman and Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed
A Q&A with Ryan Craig, investor and author of a new book about the changing landscape for education and training credentials and the implications for traditional higher education. Six years later,  Craig’s doubts about higher education’s ability to step up to that challenge appear to have grown, to judge by his new book, A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College (BenBella Books). In it, he explores the emergent landscape of new credentials, providers and pathways aimed at helping people find jobs, which he describes as part of a “revolution that will transform — or make obsolete — many colleges and universities.” Language like that might lead some higher ed partisans to dismiss Craig as another latecomer to Clay Christensen’s “disruption” bandwagon, drawing lessons from other industries to write higher education off from the outside as doomed.

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