>Best overheard conversation in light of current trends in higher ed

>Yesterday in the hallways of Michel Foucault Memorial Panopticon, I heard the following conversation as two student passed a classroom labeled “Distance Learning Classroom.”

Student #1: What’s a Distance Learning Classroom?

Student #2: It’s where they broadcast a video of a professor’s lecture from a remote location.*

Student #1: They do that?!

*Well, actually, it’s where they film such lectures — in front of a live audience! — to broadcast later to students *not* in classrooms. But as I used to say in the fifth grade, “same diff.”

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4 thoughts on “>Best overheard conversation in light of current trends in higher ed

  1. >You know: technically speaking, this means you could sign up for a course that you yourself are teaching. And if someone else is grading the course–as the more paranoid among the faculty think will someday happen–someone will be in a position to grade your own grasp of yourself.

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