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Old 01-16-2019, 03:28 PM
 
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Luckily we have YouTube! to complement that book learning! The internet makes it possible to learn pretty much anything. And the need to actually attend a brick-and-mortar school in order to earn a degree is slowly falling out of style thanks to the web.
Keep telling yourself that...
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Old 01-16-2019, 04:36 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Education is mostly self-taught. However, you need to be in an academic environment (i.e., school) to be tested and challenged on what you've learned.

This has always been my experience.
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Old 01-16-2019, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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All education is self-education. Having a guide is often useful but not required for many things.
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Old 01-16-2019, 05:36 PM
 
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You can leisurely study many things on youtube or other online resources, but when you go for a job interview and say yes, "I studied that online" the statement is not going to carry much weight.
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Old 01-16-2019, 09:50 PM
 
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If there are standard tests, and you score high in them, where you study does not matter.

Otherwise it does. There has to be "evaluation" of some sort.
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Old 01-17-2019, 12:57 PM
 
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Keep telling yourself that...
It’s the truth though. The Internet is a powerful educational resource. And more and more educational programs are being offered online. And many brick-and-mortar academic institutions are expanding their online programs. Sitting in a classroom in order to be “educated” is becoming outdated. But many traditionalists who became “educated” via the standard route want to feel that their way is the best way, so they like to disparage education or learning that takes place outside the traditional classroom.
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Old 01-17-2019, 01:04 PM
 
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You can leisurely study many things on youtube or other online resources, but when you go for a job interview and say yes, "I studied that online" the statement is not going to carry much weight.
Depends on the job and the skills needed for that job. In many cases, competency is king. If a person can demonstrate satisfactory competency of the required skill set, then it doesn’t always matter if that person lacks a degree or actual classroom learning. And how many degrees directly prepare a person for a specific job? Even degreed people have to undergo on-the-job training; the degree itself often has no direct connection to the skills needed to perform said job.
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Old 01-17-2019, 01:56 PM
 
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It’s the truth though. The Internet is a powerful educational resource. And more and more educational programs are being offered online. And many brick-and-mortar academic institutions are expanding their online programs. Sitting in a classroom in order to be “educated” is becoming outdated. But many traditionalists who became “educated” via the standard route want to feel that their way is the best way, so they like to disparage education or learning that takes place outside the traditional classroom.
Actually what was said in that post is that the internet makes it possible to learn “just about anything” which is hyperbole at its finest.

While online learning has expanded there are still more classes that require instruction and practical work in brick and mortar classrooms than there are classes one can complete online. And usually the more complicated it is, the more likely you will need to attend a physical classroom to learn it.

I dont see MD’s (Or engineers or most Lawyers or teachers or mechanics etc) getting their degrees online any time soon.

The internet is a powerful resource but its just that. Its no replacement for the real thing...not yet and no time soon.
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Old 01-17-2019, 03:17 PM
 
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Actually what was said in that post is that the internet makes it possible to learn “just about anything” which is hyperbole at its finest.

While online learning has expanded there are still more classes that require instruction and practical work in brick and mortar classrooms than there are classes one can complete online. And usually the more complicated it is, the more likely you will need to attend a physical classroom to learn it.

I dont see MD’s (Or engineers or most Lawyers or teachers or mechanics etc) getting their degrees online any time soon.

The internet is a powerful resource but its just that. Its no replacement for the real thing...not yet and no time soon.
It is as good as or even better than the “real thing” in many cases, but of course not in every case. You could have just easily cited degree programs or programs of study that could easily be taken or completed online. And traditional learning in a classroom has been in vogue far longer than the Internet has been in existence, so it makes sense that classroom-style instruction is still the norm, but it probably won’t be for long. Technology will see to that.
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:57 PM
 
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It is as good as or even better than the “real thing” in many cases, but of course not in every case. You could have just easily cited degree programs or programs of study that could easily be taken or completed online. And traditional learning in a classroom has been in vogue far longer than the Internet has been in existence, so it makes sense that classroom-style instruction is still the norm, but it probably won’t be for long. Technology will see to that.
You're mixing apples and green beans here. Taking a program on line, with an instructor, assignments, deadlines, tests, etc is still "being educated" in the manner referred to in the OP. Which is a very different thing than just looking stuff up at random to "learn on your own."
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