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  • Revolution in Higher Education

  • How a Small Band of Innovators Will Make College Accessible and Affordable
  • By: Richard A. DeMillo
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
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Colleges and universities have become increasingly costly and - except for a handful of highly selective, elite institutions - unresponsive to 21st century needs. But for the past few years, technology-fueled innovation has begun to transform higher education, introducing new ways to disseminate knowledge and better ways to learn - all at lower cost. In this impassioned account, Richard DeMillo tells the behind-the-scenes story of these pioneering efforts and offers a road map for transforming higher education.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Important ideas,

  • By Anonymous User on 30-12-17

Important ideas,

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Reviewed: 30-12-17

Tye historical context for the contemporary trends was especially illuminating. Very glad I came across this. Essential for anyone working in HE, including outside the US.

  • Rebalancing Society

  • Radical Renewal Beyond Left, Right, and Center
  • By: Henry Mintzberg
  • Narrated by: Dana Hickox
  • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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Enough of the imbalance that is causing the degradation of our environment, the demise of our democracies, and the denigration of ourselves. Enough of the pendulum politics of left and right and paralysis in the political center. We require an unprecedented form of radical renewal. In this book Henry Mintzberg offers a new understanding of the root of our current crisis and a strategy for restoring the balance so vital to the survival of our progeny and our planet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • well argued

  • By Anonymous User on 01-08-17

well argued

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Reviewed: 01-08-17

A bit preachy in places but sincere, thought provoking and with lots of good examples throughout

  • After Buddhism

  • Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age
  • By: Stephen Batchelor
  • Narrated by: Stephen Batchelor
  • Length: 17 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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Some 25 centuries after the Buddha started teaching, his message continues to inspire people across the globe, including those living in predominantly secular societies. What does it mean to adapt religious practices to secular contexts? Stephen Batchelor, an internationally known author and teacher, is committed to a secularized version of the Buddha's teachings. The time has come, he feels, to articulate a coherent, ethical, contemplative, and philosophical vision of Buddhism for our age.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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  • By eggnutter on 27-12-17

One of the great thinkers of our time

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Reviewed: 09-12-16

I am so fortunate to have found this author. The time and scholarship that has gone into such a thoughtful and considered treatment of this large and complex body of literature is astonishing.
Batchelors style is much smoother than in some of the earlier texts. The ideas have matured and blossomed into this fascinating work.
I recommend reading the confessions book first.

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