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Colleges Turn to Crowd-Sourcing Courses

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Mari Freitag's comment, November 22, 2012 2:38 AM
I’ve heard a lot about this from different administrators at UA, and it really is true that nobody really knows what’s going to happen with these open source classes. It’s absolutely going to open up a huge door to a different kind of education around the world so It’ll be very excited to see what happens. It’s also very possible that it will put many universities around the world out of business, simply because they cannot compete with the close to free MOOCs. This is really going to change the face of education, especially in our country. Some universities are talking about creating course modules, so that students can better customize their educational experience through multiple modules that they form themselves. These modules would be all accredited, but instead of just completing a University approved baccalaureate core and a major/minor, a student would chose 4 or 5 modules to make up their overall degree. The innovation and out of the box thinking is what is really driving this incredibly interesting movement. I think a lot of it is also coming from a new generation of faculty and administrator who are more willing to shake the educational system up for the first time in almost 100 years. I bet that higher education in our country at least will look very different in as little as 5 years from now, and I’m excited to see what it ends up being.
Rob Duke's comment, November 22, 2012 1:49 PM
I'm an early adopter so I'm anxious to test new methods and see how they enhance the learning experience. Having said that; education is much more than accessing the information, so I'm not sure that this model can completely replace instructors in a classroom, lab or something analagous to these modes of teaching. For me, on both sides of the podium, I have found that there's something organic that occurs in a classroom (and in the hallways, conference rooms, libraries and offices of a university) that can't occur in cyberspace. What I'd be interested in trying is a model where one instructor accesses different students according to their needs. So, for example, I might teach a blended course that had one class meeting a week on campus (online as well as recorded), one in the community, and two weekend meetings per term. In my mind's eye, I see that each student would be expected to attend one of these sessions per week. The weekend sessions might not be useful, but then again, if these were practical seminars related to the course material but with a workshop/hands on focus (maybe even for additional academic credit) it might encourage working students to augment the cyber lectures with some face-to-face and give some value added to the traditional student as well. In this way, we could serve Alaska better by being accessible (without significantly altering content or quality) to traditional students, working students, military members, students in the villages and the bush. This would also allow more than one option to have the face-to-face interaction if a student wished to take advantage of it.
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A startling new anti-gun ad released by a San Francisco-based production company encourages children to commit a series of crimes by stealing their parents’ guns and turning them over to school officials, The Daily Caller reported Monday.
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