August 9, 2010
Source: TechCrunch — Aug 6, 2010
“Five years from now on the web for free you’ll be able to find the best lectures in the world,” says Bill Gates. “It will be better than any single university.”
He believes the $50,000 a year university education could be done via the web for as little as $2,000.
Phi Beta Iota: Duh. It comes down to political integrity–creating measures of learning rather than selling credentials. This will be a race to the bottom among universities, and a race from the bottom among restless poor people savvy enough to hack the Internet and use it as a lever to redirect both democracy and capitalism back toward the common good. This is of course what both Amazon (World Brain Brief) and Google (Googlization of Intelligence Brief versus Do MORE Evil) should have been doing all along, but on an Open Everything standard.