Archive for February, 2013

The Sequester

The Sequester

I love this blog post by Fred Wilson a very successful VC from NY.  I don’t agree with everything Fred says but I do agree with this.

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Assessments

Assessments

This is an interesting blog post about how to solve the assessment problem associated with virtual education.  

I am not sure that I totally agree with Jay but I like his breakdown of the college experience (education, assessment and experience) and his assessment as to where the opportunity lies.  However, once the first two are being addressed I can see someone going after the third in a big way and creating communities for these young adults.  It’s an idea for a later discussion.

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Virtual Education

Virtual Education

Mark Cuban makes some very provocative points about the future of college education.  

The educational process has not changed in 100 years at both the college and primary levels.  Primary education has the protection of a monopoly while there is some semblance of competition at the college level.  Additionally, parents and students are getting tired of paying over $50,000 per year for this product that is purchased on faith.  These two factors, competition and price pressure, will cause change to happen at the college level first.

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