The tsunami online
Original post made on Oct 26, 2012
' [Web Link The disrupters -- or the amplifiers?]
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' [Web Link Online education's local incubator]
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on Oct 26, 2012 at 12:56 pm
What is mentioned above regarding cost and quality of courses given online is true, but the students will not have the college environment experience, which is a significant part of going to college. We will have a generation that will lack the face to face experience, such traits are needed in negotiations of different kinds of subjects from purchasing a vehicle to negotiations between politicians.
on Oct 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm
Ducatigirl is a registered user.
Anything that lowers the outrageous cost of a college education has my vote.
I think this is one of only five countries in the world that doesn't provide a free college education to qualified students. These days, a graduate degree is a necessity, especially for all the professions in new technologies and sciences.
It borders on criminal that medical doctors leave med school with millions of dollars in student loans. In Mexico, if a student qualifies to get into med school, the government pays for it. The trade-off is that he graduate must work ina hospital for the poor, at minimum wage, for two years. And Mexico is a Third World Country!
The situation we have with overpaid college administrators, who increase tuition twice a year and then give themselves raises, is not sustainable. Let the internet eliminate these financially burdensome people.
on Oct 26, 2012 at 5:40 pm
And as the internet eliminates financially burdensome people (is that how you view the teaching community...be careful as that finger may point at you sooner than you think YOU TOO will be replaced by technology). And what will we do with all those people who did not study CS and programming? What jobs will be left for the many? Digging, no robots will take care of that. Watch out where technology goes...we are eliminating our usefulness as human beings.