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Old 03-16-2022, 05:19 AM
Location: California
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Originally Posted by StrawberrySoup View Post
With the morphing of colleges from finishing schools to trade schools, I can see where the treatment of online-based degrees by employers is probably the most important issue. You can certainly argue that watching a high-fidelity lecture on a screen is probably better than sharing a 500 person classroom for Psychology 1A. (as a side note, when I get really rich, I'm going to buy microphones for everyone. The sound quality can be abysmal for recorded videos, people don't appreciate the importance of high quality audio. My profession makes me sensitive to high (or low) end video, but Good Lord audio is needlessly bad).

Personally, I think you can make a strong case for implementing more professional licensing ala bar exams, but don't expect that any time soon

One thing I'm struck by when watching recorded classes is the low value per dollar you run into. An entire semester of (for instance) Roman history from an Ivy League school would fit into a corner of a decent book on the subject. Hardly worth the $6k they charge for the class. There has to be a better way.
Indeed, education is now more expensive than before. Glad to see it's better quality.
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