[ExI] the formerly rich and their larvae...

Bryan Bishop kanzure at gmail.com
Tue Feb 12 03:58:39 UTC 2008

On Monday 11 February 2008, James Clement wrote:
> Possible solution: demonopolize the granting of university degrees by
> allowing degrees to be awarded by the regional accreditation groups
> on the basis of satisfactory completion of tests rather than
> attendance at a campus.  Thus, individuals could "learn at home" with
> or without tutors, and use the incredible infrastructure of the
> internet to bring quality lectures to them like MIT's and
> UC-Berkeley's free online course materials and video lectures.

How would we begin to start this system? We would need some incentive 
for the translation of institutions to come over to the new system in 
the first place, else there would be little incentive. There have been 
some new universities in recent years, like Olin up in Boston for 
engineering, and if those sorts of institutions start signing on then 
maybe some progress can be made. But what about coming up with an 
incentive for the likes of MIT to change?

- Bryan
Bryan Bishop

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