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The Online Challenge to Higher Education

Summer 2013


From the Hill

Editor’s Journal: WhatÂ’’s Art Got to Do with It?

Kevin Finneran

The Online Challenge to Higher Education

William B. Bonvillian, Susan R. Singer

The future of universities may depend on blending the strengths of online education and those of face-to-face education—for the benefit of both students and the nation.

A Public-Private Approach to Public Safety Communications

Jon M. Peha

The best way to make rapid and affordable progress in implementing the government's FirstNet plan is to start by taking advantage of the existing commercial infrastructure.

Proposed: A Competition to Improve Workforce Training

Louis S. Jacobson, Robert J. Lalonde

Education and training programs are falling far short of their potential. A competition among states to provide workers with better information may point the way forward.

What Shortages? The Real Evidence About the STEM Workforce

Hal Salzman

Despite naysayers, the nation is producing more than enough quality workers in scientific and engineering fields—and policymakers and industry leaders should proceed accordingly.

Making Energy Access Meaningful

Morgan Bazilian, Roger Pielke Jr.

The world's poor need more than a token supply of electricity. The goal should be to provide the power necessary to boost productivity and raise living standards.

Time for a Government Advisory Committee on Geoengineering Research

David E. Winickoff, Mark B. Brown

Even talking about research on geoengineering stirs controversy. Creating an effective mechanism for such discussions will be an essential prerequisite to any scientific work.

Book Review: Prescription for productivity

Carol Corrado

Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage
, by 
Robert D. Atkinson and Stephen J. Ezell.