Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A good education costs money?

An excellent trend in the last few years is the further socialization of high end education via the Internet. One prominent such channel is iTunes University.
Another is many big universities putting a ton of material online for free. An example is this photography education from MIT.
Alex Doonesbury goes there, so I'm sure it's a good place.

(Alex is the girl on the left.)
Here's more story and comics about Alex at MIT. Alex is one of my favorite Doonesbury characters. As a kid, she was scary precocious and one of the main forces in making her father (Mike, the title character) successful in the Net age. One of her early successes just after the Dot-Bomb was to build a company called, which bought up stuff from failed companies dead cheap...

Woa: a 2009 US Department of Education study revealed that on average, online students outperformed those receiving face-to-face instruction!
That's from this video about the super-boom of Social Media. (Has loud and irrelevant music.)


Talking about free education, Tommy found this shortish Macintosh Manual. Seems you have to register, but it's free. I'm guessing it's from new to medium-weight users, as it were.


TC [Girl] said...

That vid was quite interesting. Too bad the info. "runs by" so QUICKLY!! Quite AMAZING facts!

CUTE Doonesbury!! :-)

Anonymous said...

I never knew the MIT building was just a cheesy knockoff of the Pantheon in Rome. Ha ha ha

Pascal [P-04referent] said...

"CUTE Doonesbury!! :-)"

I second -and third!- that.
Then again, it's something to be expected when you read Doonesbury. :-)
A most excellent comic.

I wouldn't know. I never went to the MIT. ;-)
But we have some interesting "swiss cheese architecture" in Beirut. Courtesy of the war. Really. Some buildings are still riddled with holes and half "melted".

Anonymous said...

You could also get yourself an undergraduate degree in one year for about $4,000. This article explains it pretty well:

Options abound. There are always options. And there are always people who think that they're accomplishing something by paying more than necessary and working harder than they need to. And so the system persists...

Anonymous said...

Well, you know, Eton is a pretty crappy school, and Oxford is no better than a lot of universities and worse than some. Yet going to Eton and Oxford will set you up for life.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...


Is the evidence solid that those schools are not that great?

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