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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    Yup. I was a teacher for 12 years. But I also know parents, and I know Parent associations, and I know rural school districts and (shudder) I know private schools.

    You want your neighbors kid learning that Jesus liberated Vietnam in 1975 on a golden dinosaur, and that's why Hindus shouldn't vote? Then by all means, let parents personalize their kids learning.
    It's not a personalized curriculum we should be talking about. If that's what you think, you don't understand the term.

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    So we should lower the cost of education by lowering the cost of entry...and we do that by lowering quality? The central point which is made explicitly in that document is that accreditation has no value, that it. I don't think many would agree.

    What your article doesn't do--examine what accrediting bodies really do and what the process is like for colleges and universities who have to go through these processes. I must admit, it's a burden, even for those of us at established institutions, but maybe it should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    So we should lower the cost of education by lowering the cost of entry...and we do that by lowering quality? The central point which is made explicitly in that document is that accreditation has no value, that it. I don't think many would agree.

    What your article doesn't do--examine what accrediting bodies really do and what the process is like for colleges and universities who have to go through these processes. I must admit, it's a burden, even for those of us at established institutions, but maybe it should be.
    Accreditation visits create a living hell months before the surveyors show up. It's nuts. I have two I must endure, institutional and programmatic...plus the State. I believe in accreditation because it does prove you are delivering a quality education and the student is benefiting. I consider accreditation as external tools for improvement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    I've written papers for people back when I was a student. I would do my ex's liberal arts stuff and she would do my math.
    Why do you always boast about your dishonesty? You don't even realize how despicable that is. You boast about sneaking on buses you boast about being on your phone when youre supposed to be teaching. What is your problem? You were remind me of Donald Trump who doesn't know when to shut up
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    Quote Originally Posted by libertariat720 View Post
    There is something to be said for going to class with a real teacher and interacting with students in person.

    The accredidation process needs to be reformed to allow cheaper access to post-secondary education.
    I turned down a lot of money to do a presentation to do one of those talks where it goes to dozens of schools. I can't do that. I need an audience and I need the interaction.I can't imagine doing a presentation where are use a lot of humor and there would be no laughter that I could hear. Audience interaction is so important. We are isolated enough as a society
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    Quote Originally Posted by HCProf View Post
    Accreditation visits create a living hell months before the surveyors show up. It's nuts. I have two I must endure, institutional and programmatic...plus the State. I believe in accreditation because it does prove you are delivering a quality education and the student is benefiting. I consider accreditation as external tools for improvement.
    I agree. I've been through it a number of times. And it does help institutions to improve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    It's not a personalized curriculum we should be talking about. If that's what you think, you don't understand the term.
    The thread was about virtual online schools. Someone said the phrase "personalized learning". I said I opposed personalized learning because in elementary and high school, kids should be learning about the real world together - and overcoming their challenges with it together. Not sitting in a silo having the world artificially packaged for them.

    That could be curriculum or it could be environment. When these students want to interview for a job, date, compete for things, live with roommates, work etc they will have to do it in the real world. And the stakes then are for keeps.

    I'm not s fan of e-learning. As you can tell.



    Yes I went off topic. Blame the guy who asked me to elaborate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    The thread was about virtual online schools. Someone said the phrase "personalized learning". I said I opposed personalized learning because in elementary and high school, kids should be learning about the real world together - and overcoming their challenges with it together. Not sitting in a silo having the world artificially packaged for them.

    That could be curriculum or it could be environment. When these students want to interview for a job, date, compete for things, live with roommates, work etc they will have to do it in the real world. And the stakes then are for keeps.

    I'm not s fan of e-learning. As you can tell.



    Yes I went off topic. Blame the guy who asked me to elaborate.
    A person can't learn those social skills except for in school?

    You honestly think none of them ever date?

    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    A person can't learn those social skills except for in school?

    You honestly think none of them ever date?

    lol
    Yes. Yes I think that kids who take online learning never date. That is totally what I meant when I said it's important for children to be socialized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    Yes. Yes I think that kids who take online learning never date. That is totally what I meant when I said it's important for children to be socialized.
    Kids have the whole rest of the day to practice socializing.

    Do you think that after their lessons they get locked in a closet?

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