New York Times (2010) College Degrees without Going to Class New York Times, March 3

For those of you who don’t regularly read the New York Times (doesn’t everyone?), you may have missed a shortish debate/contributions from six invited contributors on the topic of:

‘Who benefits most from online courses — students or colleges? Are online classes as educationally effective as in-classroom instruction? Should more post-secondary education take place online?’

I suspect the arguments will not come as a surprise to most readers of this blog, but I don’t want to hear ever again a professor say ‘Online learning may well work in other subjects, but not in mine.’ Oh, yes it will, buddy, but you’ll have to do things differently.

And why are we still having this debate? Horses for courses – it will suit some students and not others. End of discussion.


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