I gotta get busy on my lecture videos!

On his Forbes blog, Jerry Bowyer espies an Internet iceberg dead ahead of Titanic U.

…you and your iPod (or desktop) can listen to the smartest people in the world give interesting lectures on the most important topics for free, or you can pay lots of money to hear an inarticulate and resentful grad student ladle out early 1960s French intellectual fads in one of collegedom’s cavernous freshman lecture halls at a time of his, not your, convenience.

If we–university faculty–expect students to keep showing up, we’d better start giving value for their time and money. Snoozeworthy lectures, 2.0 GPAs, and no marketable skills ain’t gonna cut it.

Tip from the Instapundit.


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