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ERIC Number: EJ851990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0895-4852
Virtual Education and the Race to the Bottom
Versluis, Arthur
Academic Questions, v17 n3 p38-51 Sep 2004
The president of a vastly profitable virtual education corporation asserted that customers flock to him, not for an education, but for the material comforts that an education provides. Compelled by technology and supported by the World Trade Organization, such huge credentialing agencies employ lowpaid contractors to dish out homogenized info through remote and sterile media for regurgitation by docile student-consumers. Calling these diploma mills "universities" stretches credibility for Arthur Versluis, who longs for a more traditional approach to public higher education. (Contains 26 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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