“With the explosion of interest at the beginning of this decade, there was talk of how online education was going to be so excellent, students would choose it over four-year residential schools. That conversation was typical of our highly educated tribe  —  for us to imagine something is good, it has to be good for us. Meanwhile, back in America, online education isn’t succeeding because it’s better than Oberlin, it’s succeeding because it’s better than nothing, and nothing is what’s currently on offer for millions of people.” (Clay Shirky, Medium):


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