- The 4 higher education solutions of the Nearly Free University
- How higher education can be both cheaper & better than today's alternatives
- The catalytic roles played by both networking & network theory
- Making decisions for yourself/your children in this new emerging education spectrum
In Part I, we surveyed the foundations of Higher Education and its obsolete Factory Model. We described its predatory reliance on student loans to feed its bloated cost structure and its failure to provide students with the skills needed in the economy of the 2010s; i.e., the emerging economy.
In essence, the foundation of higher education has been completely upended. Knowledge and instruction, once costly and scarce, are now abundant and nearly free. The only pricing power left to Higher Education cartel is the artificial scarcity of credentials.
That is not the power of a productive system; it is the power of a predatory system.
The Four Higher Education Solutions of the Nearly Free University
There are four broad technology-enabled solutions that would free higher education from its current cartel limitations on opportunities and accreditation…