David Kirkpatrick

August 9, 2010

Bill Gates on educating yourself online

Filed under: et.al., Media, Technology — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 1:49 pm

Via KurzweilAI.net — This sounds great, and actually does sound feasible given the sheer quantity and quality of transcripts and video of incredible lectures (TED talks, anyone?), but I do wonder if this might be the educational equivalent of representing yourself in court, you know the old, “a lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client.”

Bill Gates: In Five Years The Best Education Will Come From The Web

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 $2,00

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