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Soaring student debt, competition from online programs and poor job prospects for graduates are shrinking the applicant pools for many universities and, as Bloomberg reports, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities warns “there will clearly be some institutions that won’t make it…through these difficult steps.” Rather stunningly, Moody’s found that expenses are outpacing revenue at 60 percent of the schools it tracks even as many try to slash their way to balanced budgets,” and concluded “what we’re concerned about is the death spiral… this continuing downward momentum for some institutions.” As Harvard professor Clayton Christensen has warned, as many as half of the more than 4,000 universities and colleges in the U.S.
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Out of curiosity, below is a word cloud of the 4 school choice interviews of parents from regional Victoria, Australia.
It will be interesting to see how word cloud visualizations compare to more sophisticated linguistic analysis techniques.
Web-based teaching methods have been becoming increasingly popular and widespread lately. In the forefront are MOOCs, but one can think of any lecture or short video online, educational games, simulations, websites, quizzes, problem sets, etc. 1,111 more words
Jeremy Anderberg writes for the popular manosphere blog The Art of Manliness on the issue of higher education:
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Over one hundred years ago, one of the richest and most successful men in America, Andrew Carnegie, thought that college was not only unnecessary, but actually detrimental for the average young man.