DailyDirt: The Coming Education Revolution

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Providing digitally-distributed educations isn't as scalable as it might seem. Some topics, like math, might be a bit easier to teach with YouTube-esque videos, but some subjects may need a bit more of a human touch. Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are still in the development phase, so they may one day overtake traditional classes (but not right now..). Here are a few online courses to keep an eye on to see if they rate better than "needs improvement" someday. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.


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    Christopher Best (profile), Jan 13th, 2014 @ 4:51pm

    $20k a year? Wat?

    Even after years and years of inflation increasing tuition costs, you could still get out of my alma mater today for around $5k/year as a full time, in-state student. And I seem to have gotten at least as good of an education as most of my coworkers.

    With that in mind, I can't understand how $20k/year for an online education is even remotely attractive.

     

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    G Thompson (profile), Jan 13th, 2014 @ 5:44pm

    Talking about MOOCs

    If anyone is interested (highly relevant for this place.. -I'm looking at you OOTB) Coursera has the FREE 12 week course on US Constitutional Law via Yale university (Professor Akhil Reed Amar ) starting on 27th January 2014.

    https://www.coursera.org/course/conlaw

    I've enrolled and am looking forward to it, especially since I'm not a US citizen and your US Constitution has always intrigued me.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 13th, 2014 @ 6:34pm

    Re: Thanks

    Thanks for sharing this link. I've signed up and am looking forward to these next few weeks.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 13th, 2014 @ 9:25pm

    good luck with that

     

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    That One Guy (profile), Jan 14th, 2014 @ 4:19am

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    The fact that you're even interested in learning about that sort of thing puts you far ahead of most US politicians already.

     

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    Avik Saha, Jan 20th, 2014 @ 10:03am

    education

    Not any state has transited via becoming inadequate along with backward in order to becoming loaded along with produced lacking schooling trend visit Educational site. We're usually are hectic boasting about the economical growth prices along with geopolitical climb yet include missing view in the serious weak point of our own culture.

     

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