The new model of college will separate …

The new model of college will separate “the class” from “the college.” There is something to this disintermediation of the college but I do worry about losing all the soft-learning that goes on that cannot be conveyed over the internet in asynchronous methods. School has always been about more than just the curriculum. Relationship building, team building, bonding, tangential studies and serendipity (bumping into an interesting professor on the college green you would never have met through your chosen course.)

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2 thoughts on “The new model of college will separate …”

  1. Agreed. We don’t even consider CVs that are not from top residential universities for this reason. Learning how to work with a dysfunctional team mate is a crucial university lesson.

    1. Indeed, though uni is not the only place to learn it of course. I have never been to uni or college, was self taught and went straight into the IT workforce after school. I have some rough edges but I think my now 10 years of experience with colleagues amounts to something.

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