Why online education is mostly a fantasy – PandoDaily

There’s a scene in the movie “Good Will Hunting” where Will shames an arrogant Harvard student by pointing out that he wasted his money because he “dropped 150 grand on a … education you could’ve got for $1.50 in late charges at the public library.” Today that line would be written as “dropped 150 grand on a … education you could’ve got for free on the Internet.” But just as few people in 1997 replaced their formal education with visits to the library despite the massive price differential, so too will most people continue to require structure and a supportive learning environment in the modern age of online education.

(Full Story: http://pandodaily.com/2013/04/25/why-online-education-is-mostly-a-fantasy/ )

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