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.

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Christopher Best (profile) says:

$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.

G Thompson (profile) says:

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.


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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