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Hovsep commented on Changing the Higher Education Business Model

Thank you Sandrina. Two things I found super interesting.

First, a guaranteed return on the investment students make. Students are taking a leap of faith most of the time with the educational programs, but if there is a guaranteed outcome at the end I think the way society perceives the educational system would change. If you buy a product, you know what you're getting. With the education system, what you're paying for may not end up being what you thought you were buying.

The comparison of higher ed to Netflix, iTunes and Kindle is an insightful way of looking at the problem. Though a handful of MOOC platforms have emerged, I feel like we're at an interesting time where we don't necessary know which one will make the move that could redefine the way people "consume" education.


Hovsep commented on New York Times on increasing tuitions

Hi Gavin and Caitlin. One of the ideas our group came up with was sourcing more administrative tasks to students as work study opportunities. The trick would be finding a sweet spot that makes the job financially worth it for both the student and the school.


Hovsep commented on Unofficial Infographic

Thank you! I'm looking for any information we can make visual to show the bigger picture. Thank you for the links! I've also run into some additional posts that will make a good addition so thanks everyone. Here are some more thoughts:

Statistics on socio-economic status of incoming college students
Education levels of families of incoming students
Average amount of time it takes to pay a loan back
International statistics as comparison points