Gregory Ferenstein at TechCrunch rolls out the usual discourse about the immense potential of online education. Along the way, he drops a bombshell and suggests that online education will trash graduate school because no one will bother going to grad school because there won’t be any jobs for professors. They’ll all be replaced with online education. I had to snicker and wonder if he realized that the gaping, post-grad-school abyss has never stopped the blithe true believers yet. Why will it make a difference now?
Heck, it might even create more “jobs” or “TAships” for the grad students because someone will need to grade the thousands of papers turned in. There may only be one professors per 100,000 students, but there may be 100 “grad students”. Whoo hoo!
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