The real price of education

Love of learning.

https://www.class-central.com/report/moocs-started-completely-free-now/

“The fact that MOOCs were free sparked widespread interest in them. Students got excited because they were getting to learn from the best in the world for free (and that’s why I built Class Central to help me keep track of them.) The media got excited because they got to write clickbait titles about the death of universities.”

They are gone, at this point they’re pretty tax havens.
When you kick out the people who build/can run a place, its rep suffers. Who knew?

“But once the hype died down and MOOC providers tried to monetize, they found it difficult to do so without charging for content. Matt Walton, chief product officer at FutureLearn, said this about their recent pricing change: “Research we carried out showed that a certificate on its own doesn’t offer enough value for money and that some people don’t want or need a certificate.”

The good intentions disappeared once they realized how many people want to learn. So being liberal, they hid the data behind paywalls for rich kids. We need a pirate bay for MOOC data, kinda like the academic paper pirate bay.
Now doing a master’s online actually costs far more than an IRL one here.
This is bubble pricing. I oppose this.
It’s funny people knew they were getting ripped off once they saw the information though. So the response was to hide the information. Wikipedia flashbacks, ew.
Once this bubble pops, academia will be reviled. Lifelong debt! Ruin!

I’d still like to see PDF uploads from current students of all ongoing courses. Come on, rebel! Help a brother out with your powerpoints. They could make a new category on piratebay…. Call it “Fuck the system, end tuition?” DARE I DREAM.

If any of you shitlords actually do this, your videos should be .mkv format with .nfo attachments and photos in .png. Compress .exe files and .epub is openware for e-books.
For regular documents
https://help.libreoffice.org/Common/XML_File_Formats

Remember, it needs to be readable to people with computers 10+ years out of date (poor people). You should be able to fit most of the programs e.g. VLC player, on a thumb drive.

Yours lovingly, MrStark.

p.s. Certificates should only cost money for doggy daycare since they are adorable, aren’t they? p.p.s. Play the above at enhanced speed. I’m gifted at brutal takedowns and tunes.

1. Be civil. 2. Be logical or fair. 3. Do not bore me.

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