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|2 hours 29 min ago||First, thanks for calling me||
First, thanks for calling me ignorant when in fact I know quiet a bit about the subject. But nothing like a nice insult to start a comment.
Second, my point was not on the validity of MOOCs but on the need of the CIC to start their own program by which they will just be trying to re-invent the wheel for a program that I am willing to bet will not be as good or efficient as what Coursera and others offer. Yes, MOOCs are not perfect, but they have accomplished so much in just a few years since they started. With the high cost of education, MOOCs will provide an invaluable accreditation tool and they will provide access to great professors for a larger community. Yes, it'd be great if every student could sit 1 on 1 with a top professor, but that is not possible. All we are seeing now is many universities scrambling because people are getting a lot (not all, or even the majority) of the value from a university degree at a much lower cost and we are hopefully going to since downward pricing pressures on education costs.
Hey, at least when students don't finish an online course they are not $50K in debt. And cheating happens everywhere, especially in college admissions (i.e., http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-levy/college-applicants-cheat_b_1074544.html).
I personally gained a lot more from university from my classmates than from professors (some were great, but it is tough to get much "feedback" when you are sitting in an EECS lecture with 400 other students).
Universities as we know it will not go away, and I would much rather attend UM than do a bunch of online courses, but to descredit MOOCs, say that it has been not been amazing what they have accomplished in such a short period, and to undervalue what they offer I think is completely misguided.
|5 hours 32 min ago||This is dumb, trying to||
This is dumb, trying to reinvent the wheel, the bigger concern is what will happen to quality of online courses as more content is available online free (so many great free classes already online). This is a dumb move by the CIC, it is like we are trying to bring out the Beta Max 3 years too late. Michigan is already in a great partnership with Stanford, Penn, Princeton, etc. The private model is working amazing, it is great to see so many high quality options available. But now you see people scrambling to keep their jobs and some sort of relevance.
|6 days 6 hours ago||Yes, but there are many other||
Yes, but there are many other people with the same access that disagree with them. Love Brian, but disagree with his personal vendetta against Brandon
|6 days 23 hours ago||Yes, but your comment about||
Yes, but your comment about going to a bar and meeting some randoms that are mad at Brandon is not really scientific proof either.
|1 week 1 day ago||It is not as collegey as UM||
It is not as collegey as UM with the town inside the university, but it is gorgeous and it definitely has the college feel with people in bikes everywhere...
|1 week 1 day ago||Stanford is one of the best||
Stanford is one of the best campuses I've ever seen, should definitely be included
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Why is Indiana behind||
Why is Indiana behind Purdue? They both have 1 committ and Indiana's seems to be higher ranked.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Great interview as well... I||
Great interview as well... I don't wear red either because of Ohio and chavez... thank god they are the same color, otherwise wardrobe was going to start getting limited.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Rugby peps were some of the||
Rugby peps were some of the nicest guys I met at Michigan (and in general). Yes, a bit crazy, but not douches.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Ye, but it sounds like they||
Ye, but it sounds like they were near the area where fires were started, not at home enjoying a beautiful show.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Any more score updates?||
Any more score updates?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Wow, cant believe soccer got||
Wow, cant believe soccer got the 6th best class in the nation, that is insane for such a young program.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Rugby||
Rugby for sure, awesome sport to watch and play
|6 weeks 2 hours ago||That is an interesting||
That is an interesting perspective. Can doctors start treating people and charging them before they complete their residency? At least in basketball I feel a bit more comfortable with the lack of compensation to athletes since they have the option of turning pro, but in football this is impossible for many years.
Here is a debate on this topic: http://www.the-counterpoint.com/discussion/new
|6 weeks 6 days ago||If you do CE/CS, there are a||
If you do CE/CS, there are a TON of groups focused on tech/startups, LinkedIn has a ton of groups (i.e. Ruby on Rails community, etc), VC funds have pages/social media accounts focused on hiring for their portfolio companies, etc. For programmers opportunities are easy to find.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Damn, I thought it was going||
Damn, I thought it was going to be in Palo Alto and I would finally be able to go see them play...
|8 weeks 5 days ago||ESPN recruiting has sucked in||
ESPN recruiting has sucked in terms of evaluation, content, etc
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I hearBolivia opened their||
I hearBolivia opened their borders to you... Stay there
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, the mostly law class||
Yeah, the mostly law school grad dorm... pretty nice if I must say
|9 weeks 3 hours ago||Close, except as the OP||
Close, except as the OP mentioned, there are a ton of bubbles all over the SEC area, even outside metro areas, while talent in other areas of the country is mostly all coming from the urban areas. So is the SEC advantage the fact that randome schools in the middle of nowhere are able to produce football talent vs. other regions?
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Is there a stream for those||
Is there a stream for those without BTN?
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Damn, good list, out of all||
Damn, good list, out of all of those I only did a few: Dance marathon, the school's acapella, and an astro class.
|10 weeks 19 hours ago||Definitely true, I live out||
Definitely true, I live out in California and my friend who is a huge Cal alum and fan told me today how fandom for Cal is nothing compared to Michigan. Even UCLA and USC do not have the same wide support from the community, fans and alumns that Michigan does.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Yep, if you see anything bad||
Yep, if you see anything bad going on take a pic and report it.
For those who want to do riot/burn stuff, there is no reason to do it (nothing to gain):
1. You make the university look bad
2. You can get in trouble
3. Girls hate guys that do that without a cause
So party and have an awesome time, but keep it civil.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Probably because there are||
Probably because there are some pro-union people on the board and she was the leader in thee movement to reduce union control in the UK which proceeded the same move in the US.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||So sad, one of the greatest||
So sad, one of the greatest politicians to ever live.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Or reporting the, the only||
Or reporting the, the only way this does not happen again is that those who were involved are punished.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Go Blue! One more guys||
Go Blue! One more guys
|11 weeks 7 hours ago||Michigan 61 Syracuse 56||
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Although this is cool I think||
Although this is cool I think for many counties we are talking about a couple of people turning it for a certain team. The article states that the maps were created using the FB pages had about 1M for all the teams. If you dicide 1M by 64 (or you can do 30 if you want to be more conservative since a few teams probably had a BIG chunk of all those likes). But if working with 64, that means that each team site had about 15K likes. If you divide that by the number of counties in the US (and also consider that a great majority of the likes are going to be near the school), then I would bet that many counties were "won" becuase of 1 or 2 people that lived there that liked a certain school. So although cool, I think it is hard to really see whether the majority of each county roots for a particular school (outside of the states that are playing).