"Well on your resume it shows you signed up for lots of free classes - did you get all A's?""yes of course" "you are hired"
― The Cheerfull Turtle (Latham Green), Thursday, 3 May 2012 14:58 (1 year ago) Permalink
It looks like there's some kind of credentialing process for people who "demonstrate mastery." I'm intrigued. It might not be a way to receive a degree, but it could be a good way to learn a second major subject later on for career purposes.
― i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Thursday, 3 May 2012 15:31 (1 year ago) Permalink
there is kinda a thread for this subject anyway this guy is the best writer on the subject: http://www.quickanded.com/2012/05/the-x-factor.html
I think in some ways this is a step backwards because MITx was more explicitly 'the MIT brand' and I think an elite school is gonna have to risk debasing its brand somewhere down the line
― iatee, Thursday, 3 May 2012 15:35 (1 year ago) Permalink
ideally it would let anyone study what they want for free and go start up a business with their skills but realistically people will sing up for classes and then just get wasted everyday
― The Cheerfull Turtle (Latham Green), Monday, 7 May 2012 17:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
yeah this seems more ideal for adult learners, second degrees, etc. Like, say I want to learn the basics of finance -- it doesn't make sense for me, already in a career and with a family, to have to take a rigid schedule of classes that I have to go somewhere else to, but I could probably commit to a few nights a week of study at home.
― Scott, bass player for Tenth Avenue North (Hurting 2), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:22 (1 year ago) Permalink
I have to wonder if employers see these types of education credentials as real or not. Like that Yahoo CEO
― The Cheerfull Turtle (Latham Green), Thursday, 10 May 2012 17:39 (1 year ago) Permalink
they're at least 165% as real as management seminars
― remy bean, Thursday, 10 May 2012 17:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
― The Cheerfull Turtle (Latham Green), Thursday, 10 May 2012 19:30 (1 year ago) Permalink