Hacking Higher Ed

May 25, 2014

How much would it cost to educate all those currently priced out of education? “Realistically, only a drop in the bucket in relation to the billions floating within the higher education industry,” says Shai Reshef, founder and president of University of the People, a free, non-profit, online university.

Reshef joined five other guests on Radio Open Source, a weekly WBUR radio program produced by Christopher Lydon, to explore this and other ways to reimagine the American university in a show May 17, “Hacking Higher Ed“: Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character; Sebastian Thrun, cofounder of Udacity and Google X, developer of the Google driverless car and Google Glass; Margaret Doherty, Ph.D. candidate in English at Harvard University; and Evan Charles and Dan Pickett, founders of Launch Academy, a ten-week coding bootcamp.