The Trouble With Online Education – NYTimes.com

Thoughtful op-ed piece by Mark Edmondson, from UVA, in today’s NYTimes.  I agree wholeheartedly.

…Every memorable class is a bit like a jazz composition. There is the basic melody that you work with. It is defined by the syllabus. But there is also a considerable measure of improvisation against that disciplining background.

….Internet learning promises to make intellectual life more sterile and abstract than it already is — and also, for teachers and for students alike, far more lonely.

via The Trouble With Online Education – NYTimes.com.

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