Monday, December 24, 2012

Schools should move the lectures from a lecture hall
to the Internet.
Last spring, MIT offered an online course in circuit design,
called circuits and electronics.
It was free; anyone could take it.

According to a recent discussion of the course in Technology Review, 154,000 people enrolled.
Of those, 7,157 passed the course.
It is stunning.

It took traditional-classroom MIT 40 years to teach that many students circuits and electronics the old-fashioned way.
If one semester of online class can have the output of 40 years of traditional class,
you can bet big changes are coming.

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