The Big Tent contributors are followers of Alfred Thayer Mahan.
Our best hope is that enough students continue to want the college experience, and not just to accumulate dubious degrees. Even at traditional universities the use of online classes is pervasive, but at least those courses are offered within a frameowrk of the traditional university and by people who also offer face-to-face time and thus are far less likely to water or dumb down their courses or otherwise turn their institutions into diploma mills.dcat
Sure to ruffle some feathers:http://townhall.com/columnists/JohnStossel/2009/01/28/the_college_scamhttp://www.forbes.com/forbes/2009/0202/060_print.htmlDon't agree with all of it, but it's worth discussing.
Here is a differnt form - with the simple goal of making the classes available to all. http://www.academicearth.org/
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