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Going to Ivy

December 14, 2007

Ever want to go to an Ivy school. Check out Yale’s online courses. You can listen to or watch without having to sit next to someone who, you fear, knows way more than you do.

I am intrigued that the higher brands no longer feel the need to horde their content. It is an overt admission that it is the seal on the transcript that will mean the difference, not what was said or heard.

Viva la brand.

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2 Comments
  1. Miranda permalink
    December 15, 2007 2:21 pm

    MIT has something similar aa well, which I’ve used heavily when enrolled in courses with poor instructional design.

    Occasionally, some students for the Big U wander over to DU and I’ve been less than impressed. They really do think that their Big U matriculation status does actually make them better. Maybe they are since they can take their Big U diploma and get better jobs right out of school than I could with my DU one.

  2. Jennifer permalink
    December 18, 2007 10:43 pm

    My husband (a Yale grad) enrolled in the free Yale astronomy course online and I can’t help but to wonder how the course will be administered. There must be thousands of people enrolling. I am imagining that it will be a self-paced course with very little student-teacher interaction. I’m way curious ….

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