Distance and Digital Learning Debate Published on  YouTube, May 6, 2012

Are online degrees real degrees? In what ways are online degrees different from one another and also different from traditional degrees? What demonstrable skills does the holder of an online degree posses? Are there safeguards in place to prevent students from enrolling in schools that are merely diploma mills? All these questions and more will be explored in this program.

On this installment of “Educational Forum” host Kurt Olson, a Professor of Law at the Massachusetts School of Law, sits down with three figures who are leading innovators and authors in the field of educational delivery. They are Jon Paul Potts, Communications Manager for MIT’s OpenCourseWare initiative; Ed Klonoski, Executive Director of the Connecticut Distance Learning Cosortium; and Todd Oppenheimer, Author of “The Flickering Mind: The False Promise of Technology in the Classroom and How Learning Can Be Saved”

There were mixed reactions in the comments section of the video

Traditionalists will naturally seek to discredit anything new, which threatens the status quo. But it’s too late. Technology is moving forward, not backward, and there is literally nothing that the establishment can do to stop it. We now live in a world where 1 professor can teach thousands or even tens of thousands of students all at the same time.

For adult [sic] it is the best for saving time and money

It’s fair to say that not everybody was impressed with what they saw….

Almost fell asleep