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QuoteOriginally posted by: PolterQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: Polterhttp://www.realtimerendering.com/blog/dirty-li ... ret/Charge them $500 and see what happens.Well, that's the point, isn't it? :-)Not sure, seems to be many levels Traden4Alpha Posts: 23951 Joined: September 20th, 2002, 8:30 pm ### Online Education - Free Resources QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: PolterQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: Polterhttp://www.realtimerendering.com/blog/dirty-li ... ret/Charge them$500 and see what happens.Well, that's the point, isn't it? :-)Not sure, seems to be many levelsAside from the issues that a low-cost-of-entry => low completion rates and low self-discipline of many students => low completion rates, wouldn't the "quality" of the course be a second order function of the completion rate. MOOC courses with very high completion rates are almost certainly pathetically easy (== low quality edutainment and lax grading). MOOC courses with very low completion rates are almost certainly poorly designed with respect to pedagogy (== low quality transmission of knowledge, too).Moreover, to the extent that completion rate is low, then an individual's completion of that course serves as a better indicator of the individual's level of self-discipline. During a discussion of how employers rank various universities in the UK, one employer ranked some of the part-time, night-course degree programs to be equivalent to traditional top-ranked Oxbridge schools. Although the A-list schools might have smarter professors and smarter students, completion of a part-time program whilst working was a much better indicator that the student would be a high-performing employee (e.g., hard working and self-disciplined).The optimum completion rate is probably quite low (maybe 10%?) due to the aforementioned factors as well as the key point that one of the major societal benefits of MOOC is that it lets many more people try many more educational subjects. In that regard, not completing a course != failure. Attempting but not completing a course may give the student low-cost self-insight into the subject matters that they might want to pursue. It may be better to encourage people to explore lots of different courses -- with low-expectations of completion -- to better synchronize the diversity of students with the diversities of subject matters and fields of employment.

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QuoteOriginally posted by: outrunWow, with Omega-3!Indeed! Omega-3 is big in the US. One can get it in eggs, milk, margarine, yogurt, breakfast cereals, etc. Probably the only fad that might be bigger is the gluten-free movement.

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QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnAnd here it has been written CIF for ages

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QuoteOriginally posted by: edouardQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnAnd here it has been written CIF for ages Only in France.Compare Dash vs Daz.Ulay, Ulazetc.

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QuoteOriginally posted by: outrunQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: edouardQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnAnd here it has been written CIF for ages Only in France.Compare Dash vs Daz.Ulay, Ulazetc.