Professors Running Scared, MOOC Future is Now
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  • Nick Bidler

    Well, good. As someone with a worthless degree in history and trying to learn computer science, this cannot come soon enough for me.

  • bpuharic

    As a scientist, I wonder where the first class research will be done if ‘brick and mortar’ schools go away. Applied research will always have a home in industrial labs, but the pure research is almost always done by universities. Just another sign of the economic reductionism of modern times.

    • rheddles

      As the one footing the bills, I wonder why the scientists who allowed their universities to become anti-American forces expect us to continue to fund their science projects. What ever benefits they produce are now outweighed by the costs of an ill educated generation that does not understand how the world works, why our civilization is superior, or any means of making a living. If we can’t afford health care, education or housing, we sure can’t afford science projects. Too bad the scientists couldn’t leave the labs when a key cultural institution was being subverted.

      • bpuharic

        Let me know when you come back to earth. I was primarily addressing humans.

        Thanks.

        • rheddles

          That is the kind of argumentation that lost the academy.

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