Thursday, September 20, 2012

What Education has Come to

The buzz among faculty at my institution this week has been from  Here is their marketing pitch:

When you are in a serious time crunch, or working full time the last thing you want to do when you get home is deal with your online class work for a class you have no interest in. We get that. We are based in the United States and we can relate to what you are going through. You will not find better customer service and guaranteed grades or your money back with any other company. We know all of the online learning platforms in and out. Your class will be on cruise control the moment you sign up with us and if you have any questions or concerns we can be reached anytime.
When education becomes "getting a degree", I'm afraid this is the logical conclusion in a free market.   

1 comment:

Sam Ochstein said...

Jim, this is disturbing! The online diploma mills are bad enough, but this marketing pitch takes the cake. Whatever happened to learning simply for the sake of learning because being an informed, educated, thoughtful, well-rounded person is just an intrinsically good thing?