The price of higher education has increased at rates far greater than both average inflation and the wages at which graduates earn. Despite the spending increase by students, many have a hard time finding work after graduating. In addition, studies have shown employers find graduates underskilled for many jobs. The problems in higher educations have […]
My latest on Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-b-fishbein/popping-the-higher-educat_b_2878019.html It took a while, but I finally wrote out my thoughts on the problems in higher ed and how it will change. I welcome your thoughts and feedback.
When faced with a new responsibility, opportunity, or challenge, I either learn it or delegate it. If it’s something within my skill-set and interests and/or it falls within my scope of responsibility, I learn it. To learn something, I either leverage the abundance of free or cheap educational content, or someone in my professional network who’s […]
Education is over-bundled. Universities are bundling value propositions such as knowledge, credentials, networking, fun, and discovery to students. Resulting in many students paying for stuff they don’t want. The Great Unbundling – Popping bundles, not bubbles by University Ventures articulates this problem pretty well. My favorite segment is: “Bundling has been the primary way universities have managed to […]
This post in response to a post on Forbes.com called 8 Ways Business School Can Be an Incubator for Your Startup. @UWVelocity asked me to share my thoughts so here it is. I’m glad that business school worked out so well for the entrepreneur that wrote that post, and I agree that a lot can be […]