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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:00 AM

How long will our universities last this onslaught? Will Harvard and Princeton

be lost to the net in the very near future or are these grassroots outreach.

IMO; it's the continuation of the war against science and education.

"We're seeing a huge proliferation" in models of online teaching and learning, Vassar College President Catharine Hill says, but the looming question is "Are they any good?"

From USA:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/11/18/more-on-board-with-online-education-trend-of-moocs/1713079/

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CK_John Nov 2012 OP
Warpy Nov 2012 #1
liberal_at_heart Nov 2012 #2
Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #3
GeorgeGist Nov 2012 #4
cali Nov 2012 #5

Response to CK_John (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:49 AM

1. The Ivies will be just fine, it's where the "gentlemen" will continue

to go. State universities will become campus-remote and the two tier higher education will be set into stone, the 99% doing much of their studies online and going to campuses for conferences, labs, and other hands-on projects.

What will likely fall by the wayside are all the little indie colleges all over the country that operate on a shoestring.

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Response to CK_John (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:53 AM

2. WA voters just voted down an initiative

that would have allowed both of our state universities to invest state funds in stocks. I can't believe they even want to do that. Did they not pay attention to what happened to state pensions around the country when they invested those in the stock market?

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Response to CK_John (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:09 AM

3. The Ivies had their heyday, now the trend has shifted back to where it belongs, Europe.

 

The only people fighting to get into the Ivies today are legacies without the chops to make the cut and the sheeple that still believe they are somehow worth the $100K+ p/yr price tag because they'll "meet the right people".

Why do you think the President of Vassar is doing interviews with the world's first newspaper to use color photos and limit its writing to an eighth grade level of comprehension?

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:36 AM

4. Oh the horror ...

Color photographs!

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:02 AM

5. really? got anything to back up that claim? Anything?

And no, that the President of Vassar did an interview with some paper, is not evidence of any kind. Btw, Vassar isn't an Ivy.

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