- October 1st, 2012: Development Economics at Marginal Revolution University
- September 28th, 2012: US Department of Ed. releases 3 year student loan default rates
- Some thoughts on Coursera
- Dropout Nation (PBS Frontline) Aired September 25th, 2012
- September 19th, 2012: Coursera adds 17 more university partners
- Learn some Development Econ. at Marginal Revolution University tinyurl.com/8h4wuoz #MRUDevEcon 7 months ago
- Some thoughts on Coursera bit.ly/QzgBad 7 months ago
- Check out Frontline's Dropout Nation bit.ly/QrNuFP 7 months ago
Category Archives: Lectures
In this video, Sebastian Thrun speaks out about why he put his Stanford class online. A must see. A bit of a long winded intro. Skip ahead to 2:20.
Here’s a good post by Noah Smith. Economists have dedicated untold numbers of papers to showing that college doesn’t produce useful skills. But I think that this is missing the point; useful skills, which you mostly learn on the job, are … Continue reading
TED talk by Tony Wagner.
If you missed the video leading up to this discussion, watch it here.
Dave Eggers’ Once Upon a School (TED Feb 2011) Whenever You Are, We’re Already Then
If you’re interested in philosophy and you haven’t watched these, you should watch the entire series on Youtube. If you’re just interested in the part about equal access to education, fast forward to 14:15 in this video.
What is a MOOC? MOOC stands for massive open online course, so basically, a MOOC is an online course open to anybody who has access to the internet. It’s slightly more nuanced than that, so you can read the Wikipedia … Continue reading
Delbanco makes three arguments in favor of American colleges: 1. We need college graduates in order to be economically competitive. 2. We need an educated citizenry to maintain our democracy. 3. College helps you enjoy life by making ‘the inside … Continue reading
Peter Thiel tells students to “Think hard about going to college.” The co-founder of Pay Pal has started a program for young entrepreneurs. He grants his 20 under 20 $100,000 to skip college and dive straight into business building instead. Watch … Continue reading