Monday, June 29, 2015

Online education has its benefits - Patrick An, Diamondback

It’s efficiency and accessibility that truly elevates MOOCs beyond the traditional education model. The relatively low stakes of taking an online course reinforces the notion that knowledge is its own reward and should not necessarily only be applied to finding a lucrative profession. By removing price from the equation, MOOCs additionally ensure all knowledge is equally important and equally priceless. Centuries ago, Benjamin Franklin famously said “the only thing more expensive than education is ignorance,” but today, MOOCs provide an educational system to students so they don’t have to choose between the two. http://www.diamondbackonline.com/opinion/article_428cbf58-1540-11e5-a462-1b84d2826b10.html

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