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Teaching Ahead of the Curve: Why Should We Connect Students?


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Online education can be good or cheap, but not both

Online education can be good or cheap, but not both | E-Learning Methodology | Scoop.it
I have no doubt that online education is going to get better over time, and that innovators at places like edX and Udacity will find ways to better combine labor and technology in ways that will help contain higher education costs.

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LLZ Uni Halle's curator insight, July 29, 2013 8:36 AM

"(...) True MOOCs that make almost no use of faculty labor will be very cheap to deliver, but one can easily imagine that they will be plagued by an attrition rate at least as high as what we see in today’s for-profit colleges. Blended online courses that stream lectures while also making use of face-to-face teaching assistants might have a success rate closer to land grant public institutions, where interaction with senior faculty is limited but there is a human support system for students. It should go without saying that the latter are going to be much more expensive than the former.(...)"