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sparge at gmail.com
Fri May 20 17:50:45 UTC 2016
On Fri, May 20, 2016 at 1:30 PM, William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>
> My grandson is taking a totally online course this summer. May have to go
> to the school to take the tests. My question is: what will perfectly
> adequate online courses do to colleges and universities? What if a person
> applies for a job and presents no educational credentials, but can ace any
> tests they give him?
> Colleges then are relegated to providing labs and such and play little
> part in the dissemination of information. Then, out side of labs, the
> teachers are free to write grants for support from gov and business and
> only have lab work to do. Theses and dissertations are done online with
> online mentors, who may not be associated with colleges at all.
> I think it will take a long time before most of this is free, but I can
> see it happening.. An online course may charge if it gets a larger number
> of 'likes' on Facebook. What a strange world compared to what we grew up
The university model is pretty broken, as Smith explains, so something will
have to change.
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