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L. Denise Jackson

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Do you think there is a benefit in providing a percentage of courses within every college free and online?

With the rising of educational costs and the competitiveness, the socioeconomic gap will continue to be wider unless there is a philanthropic mandate post-graduation to ensure that generations to come are not existing with a disconnected view of society and more importantly people that can contribute to our overall progression.


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  • Sep 18 2012: Yes.Absolutley critical. .No transportation,distance or scheduling problems.No discrimination.There are not as many social distractions online.

    Will tradtional classrooms become obsolete? Lots of cost ,time and resource disadvantages. Will the next generation of SIRI or IBM's Watson know a better answer to your question than your professor?

    And if takes dictation and types PDF will you be able to ...

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