Is this the future of online education?

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by me again, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. gonenomad

    gonenomad New Member

    The problem with this is that graduate degrees by their very nature are unique. For my first masters degree I studied earthquake triggered debris flows. How many people are going to get degrees focusing on this subject? Enough to justify the cost involved in writing a comprehensive exam on the topic? I doubt it. Graduate school is about exploring a focused topic. There is no way to assess this as there are an infinite number of topics. Thus an infinite number of exams would be required.
  2. TCord1964

    TCord1964 New Member

    OK, you got me. That's me.

    However, I do read a lot. While some people are spending their time on "Twilight" or "Harry Potter", I can usually be found reading a marketing or sales book that isn't part of any of my classes.
  3. 2peaches2oranges

    2peaches2oranges New Member

    There continues to be

    more discussion in the feedback section of the original article, even today.

    I am considering starting this program next week. I don't want to start and then find myself stuck because the program ended or was stopped by protest.

    Should I continue to look elsewhere?
  4. friendorfoe

    friendorfoe Active Member

    I wouldn't worry about it too much. By this point there's too much invested to pull the plug I would imagine and usually where there's investments there's likely legally binding contracts. ;)

    Of course that's just my $.02
  5. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    Yup, lo que dijo el.

    Abner :)

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