Re:DRUCKER SAYS "UNIVERSITIES WON'T SURVIVE"
Can it be that the video-conferencing courses satisfy one kind of
learning -- they might be particularly well-suited to home-bound folks,
or folks to who very far from a center of "higher education" -- and
the actual classroom experience might satisfy another type of education
that requires the sparks one gets from interaction with other human beings?
I know I used to be very impatient with journalists' conferences because
it seems like we talked about the same things over and over. But I did
find there was quite a bit of "incidental learning." Someone would say
something, would would prompt someone else to think something new. And
before you knew it, you had gained a very useful bit of knowledge. I
think we get smarter by being around each other.
On Fri, 28 Feb 1997, SaiAnand Balu wrote:
> Date: Fri, 28 Feb 1997 09:18:22 -0500 (EST)
> From: SaiAnand Balu <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re:DRUCKER SAYS "UNIVERSITIES WON'T SURVIVE"
> On Fri, 28 Feb 1997, Chris Brannon wrote:
> ## The idea of universities degenerating into a system of
> ## techno-correspondence courses and satellite community colleges just seems
> ## ludicrous. How could that possibly be so much cheaper? Because we can
> ## save money on professor salaries by eliminating the "excess?" Because we
> ## can have fully interactive, two-way video classes with a professor and
> ## 10,000 remote students at once? Because everyone can live at home with
> ## their parents, instead of living in a dorm? Exactly how will that improve
> ## "the content or the quality of education?"
> I have to agree and disagree with u Chris. The keyword is "higher
> education". "higher" education in universities , as Drucker says, may
> become totally online. Distance education, I think, takes a new meaning
> with internet technology..things are faster with online classes etc..
> and it allows for global reach. I can tune into future inls 310-076
> classes from my desktop here or from India and I can totally be unaware
> whether the window sil painting of sils is peeling out or for that matter
> whether the professor is teaching from his/her house or from Manning
> hall doesnt matter....
> Quality of educations is the global reach it takes...
> "Is it a good time or what? ;)" ;)