commented on If the Point Is Simply to Hand Out More College Degrees, Why Bother With the Courses at All?
I used to work in the eLearning Department at a local community college. A well designed online course takes a lot of work to set up, but depending on how it's designed it can practically run itself. @1 and @2 have it right, you are getting the same level of teacher participation with a massively open online course (MOOC) as you are with a giant lecture class taught by a TA, and MOOCs can dramatically lower the overhead (no buildings to heat, janitors and security to pay, etc.). The world of online education isn't all University of Phoenix anymore, there are some really good classes taught online. And MOOCs are free, which I would argue isn't the cheapening of college but making learning accessible.
Nov 30, 2012
commented on THIS IS IT: SLOG CANINE DOMINATION!!
Why aren't we making this about cats? We could totally make this about cats. I have an awesome picture of my cat in a Unicorn/Pegasus costume. We could totally rule in the cat department too.
Nov 28, 2012
commented on Wanna Get Married at City Hall on Dec. 9?
@24- I asked, but The Stranger and the City both said that they have this one covered. Of all the problems in the world I guess having too many people wanting to volunteer is a good one to have.