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awebber Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 3:21 PM
Some might be able to make it by combining a combination of online education and brief on campus experiences for things like lab classes. To do a science or engineering degree might involve six or eight weeks a year on campus for labs. Other majors will not require this but the physical universities as they presently exist will have much less on campus activity. The few that adapt will survive and serve the entire population while the rest will disappear.
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awebber Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 3:21 PM
Universities will spring up online that learn how to interact with students at a much lower cost. They will involve a combination of recorded lessons and real persons interacting with students in a Skype type environment. Slowly these universities will come to be accepted and their teaching m...ethods will become more effective. The traditional universities will be caught with legacy costs and be unable to compete in true education. The traditional universities will then market themselves as an experience with football teams and nostalgia and slowly descend to finishing schools and extended young adult recreational camps and the taxpayers will not be able to justify funding them.
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awebber Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 3:20 PM
This is an interesting article but the author misses a main driver of attendance and price and the major cause of the coming downfall. When the Supreme Court handed down the Duke Energy case they made it impossible for corporations to test for intelligence. One exception was made for Universities so if I want a job at corporation A, the best way to prove my intelligence is with a diploma from a prestigious university. This has slowly increased the value of prestige and the need for a diploma. The main cause for the coming fall is the internet. Education like we have known it will become reproducible at trivial costs. A good example of this is Khan Academy.
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