[LINK] the net, higher ed, and change

Glen Turner gdt at gdt.id.au
Sun Jun 14 14:18:15 EST 2009


On 12/06/09 17:40, David Lochrin wrote:
>I suggest that a "degree" obtained by sitting at home in front of a terminal is at best a vocational training course, not an education.

I really don't think an 'education' has much to do with the form of delivery
so much as with the intent and commitment of the educator and the educatee.

I can think of courses at universities where that intent is lacking, and courses
where that intent is fully in evidence. Equally I've been on a TAFE vocational
course on electrical design and installation for photovoltaic solar systems where
education in its deepest sense took place.

-- 
  Glen Turner


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