Web-driven tertiary education for homeschoolers

The monopoly is tottering. Ten more universities have joined Coursera, the site that posts free college courses. This project began less than 36 months ago as a part-time venture…

What parents will pay $50,000 to $250,000 to pay for their child’s B.A. degree, when these liberal arts and humanities degrees are merely job-hunting licenses? Only not-too-bright parents.

My two cents

Haha, I like that last sentence.

One thing I’ve read about is children who grow up in Christian homes, but then when they’re in their late teens, they move out of home, get more absorbed into the world, then turn their backs on Christianity. I think part of this is caused by the structure of the education system, particularly tertiary education.

I think the emergence of web-driven education, while not the be-all and end-all of learning, is helpful for homeschoolers who have finished their secondary education years, and might now be interested in tertiary education. In 2013, it’s more feasible to do this from home (in a family environment, not some disconnected brick-and-mortar university campus) than it was 10 years ago. I imagine it’s a bit cheaper too.

Quote source

North, G. (2013). Busting the College Monopoly: Latest Phase.Available: http://teapartyeconomist.com/2013/05/30/busting-the-college-monopoly-latest-phase/. Last accessed 6th Oct 2013.


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