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Letters to the editor

For Sunday, June 9, 2013


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 09, 2013

~~<h3>Online courses could revolutionize college</h3>
<p>The University of Hawaii should take advantage of the revolution in academia and use massive open online courses, or MOOCs. Instead of a president, the UH Board of Regents should hire a tech-savvy CEO who can implement the MOOCs and knows how to judge the compatibility of courses with the UH curriculum, systemwide. Do away with a whole layer of presidents, chancellors, vice chancellors, assistant vice-chancellors, their staff and all their consequent corruptions. MOOCs coming from Harvard or Stanford would deliver a significantly higher quality of education. If remediation is needed, there are immensely motivating online courses. Online discussion boards draw this generation of students like addictive video games and get them involved in classes.</p>
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Online courses could revolutionize college

The University of Hawaii should take advantage of the revolution in academia and use massive open online courses, or MOOCs. Instead of a president, the UH Board of Regents should hire a tech-savvy CEO who can implement the MOOCs and knows how to judge the compatibility of courses with the UH curriculum, systemwide. Do away with a whole layer of presidents, chancellors, vice chancellors, assistant vice-chancellors, their staff and all their consequent corruptions. MOOCs coming from Harvard or Stanford would deliver a significantly higher quality of education. If remediation is needed, there are immensely motivating online courses. Online discussion boards draw this generation of students like addictive video games and get them involved in classes. Login for more...



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