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Megan Summers

Impact Entrepreneurship Group

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Is the internet, not formal education, the new great equalizer?

Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery. – Horace Mann

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  • Oct 7 2011: On a intellectual basis, Internet is far more powerful than college education in a way that the resources on the internet is limitless. Sitting in the lecture hall is the process of passively receiving what the instructors would like you know and what the instrutors think essential, leaving the student little room for a criticle thinking process. Whatever work is a hand-on experience that requires more of active learning than passive receiving. I don't do all regular courses at the university while I do work in the lab as a research assistant which I believe is more constructive to me as both a student and a person.

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