09 November 2012

The Most Important Advance In Education Technology In 200 Years


Education is about to change dramatically, says Anant Agarwal, who heads edX, a $60 million MIT-Harvard effort to stream a college education over the Web, free, with plans to teach a billion students, Technology Review reports.
This revolution is going to put a lot of academics in "big education" in the unemployment lines:


At edX, Agarwal says, the same three-person team of a professor plus assistants that used to teach analog circuit design to 400 students at MIT now handles 10,000 online and could take a hundred times more.

Now, if we could just make sure we included some wisdom and common sense with this technological advance, I'd be more optimistic about our future.

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