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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Accessibility in distance ed

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Colloquy

I used to work at Capella; I've also worked at Walden University (where many of Capella's founders came from). They're certainly not diploma mills - the coursework is comprehensive and rigorous.

Ed's point - that some people just shouldn't do some things - is unsettling, but valid. The FAA doesn't let just anybody get a pilot's license. If you have a history of heart problems or spontaneous unconciousness, they're not going to let you fly.

Working at a community college, I see a lot of students who frankly aren't "college material." I also see a lot of students who could be successful with a little help and encouragement. Given how hard it is to raise a family on the income available to folks with no college education, shouldn't we do everything we can to help students succeed?


At 7:10 PM, Blogger An Educational Voyage said...

Absolutely. We are not a society that should write off students because they need a little extra help. Everyone needed a little "extra" at some point in their life. Teachers are by nature caring people, or they wouldn't be in their chosen field.

Kudos to those brave, dedicated and talented teachers who have the nerve and guts to care!

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