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On Second Thought

On Second Thought

More than one hundred fifty years ago, Massachusetts grew to become the first state to offer all of its citizens access to a free public education. Over the following 66 years, each other state made the identical guarantee. The end result was a publicly-funded system the place, in every American classroom, groups of about 28 students of roughly the same age are taught by one trainer, normally in an 800 square-foot room. This model has been the dominant archetype ever since. These persons are a tiny minority of the population, however wield a disproportionate affect, promulgating and disseminating false reassurance and disinformation. Their ideologies, based on holding onto or increasing their ill-gotten good points are a major obstacle to sturdy prosperity for the community as an entire. So long as we allow this to proceed by supporting or averting our eyes from such practices we, and the remainder of the pure world, might be victimized.

My institution has been involved in distance education by means of digital transmission since 1984, when its system was established. By delivering courses by way of two-method audio transmission, it eventually reached 37 remote sites in all parts of the state. In 1998, the system was replaced by a digital satellite broadcast system with full movement video and two-way audio capability. Nonetheless, only some classes are broadcast with two-approach video; the rest of the courses have just one-way video capability, with students capable of view instructors, but instructors unable to see college students. The second time I taught Families Mid-Late Life, I was assigned this one-means video format. As a result of this system more carefully displays current know-how accessible to most universities concerned in distance education, I shall concentrate on this class construction.

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