Getting In Is Only Half The Battle

virtual_classroomThe Christian Science Monitor had an article last week about the prevalence and future of the virtual classroom.

The article’s position is that the high cost of a college education can somehow be outsourced online and that it will be offered more cheaply than a tradition college or university education.

As someone who did virtually (haha) all of their graduate work via distance education I just don’t see this happening. My alma mater charged me $500 a course for the “privilege” of taking the courses online.

For younger students pursuing an undergraduate degree it seems like the social aspect of being at an honest-to-goodness campus is a big part of the college experience.

Feel free to comment with your own thoughts.

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