I disagree. I possess a 10K-B.A., which I got way back in 1994. And it was the most important intellectual and career move I ever made.
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Arthur C. Brooks is president of the American Enterprise Institute and a former professor at Syracuse University.
I don’t see this happening much, because it will interrupt the “Big Education” cycle which liberals use to channel huge amounts of borrowed money to the Democrat party via contributions from overpaid profs and admins.
On a positive note, I read today that law school applications are down drastically since the average grad had $100 grand in debt and less than a 50% chance of getting a lawyer job.
A 10L-B.A. is possible without even having to go completely on-line.
If universities simply went back to their management style of 50 years ago, they could probably cut costs by at least half. Universities of full of administrators, full of bureaucrats, and facilities are often gold-plated. Universities are full of worthless teachers and courses, and full of unions. There is no real pressure to contain costs.
Youre going to be awarding degrees that are worthless to people.
Yeah. Worthless stuff like a B.A. in Gender Equality Studies, Black Liberation Studies, journalism - stuff that will only cost about $100K.
Most of those who oppose online education push one main point - interaction with the other students and teachers. From their viewpoint, it is not possible to have a viable discourse in the classroom virtually.
I disagree. I to the online route to get my degree from Colorado Technical University. Twice a week we “met” in the virtual class room where the teacher lead the discussion and students responded to the teacher and to other students via chat. It worked well for us. I assume that is because most of the students were at least somewhat technically savvy and already had developed communication skills around chat like services.
My most important intellectual and career move was taking a Boeing COBOL/IMS course in 1982 for $2,100.
It eventually led to a $125 an hour programming job by the turn of the century. And the stops along the way were not bad either. Oh, and the first programming job right out of school was just under $7 an hour.