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do something GREAT thread

Discussion in 'Philosophical Musings' started by jimotis4heisman, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

  2. Buckeye513

    Buckeye513 Stable Genius

    Ohio State researchers take first images of atoms vibrating inside of a molecule
  3. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

  4. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Threw the main set of tidbits in the Urban Meyer thread, and I'm sure there will be a write up later-

  5. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

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  6. HineyBuck

    HineyBuck Old newb

    This is the "Do Something Great" thread.

    Not sure I see tOSU joining the Coursera group in online education as doing something great.

    According to the historian Jackson Lears, "Distance education is to education is as is phone sex to sex. It might be better than no sex at all. But you wouldn't want to confuse it for the real thing."

    In my IMHO, this rush to online learning is going to be the ruination of higher education. Best to leave it to Phoenix and the other for-profit scam artists.
  7. Buckeye513

    Buckeye513 Stable Genius

    Most higher ed students already participate in forms of distance learning. Sitting through hours of lectures and learning are two different things.
  8. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    We'll see how this pans out. The courses definitely seem to not be of the Phoenix variety and are put together by actual individual faculty members at the related school. Plus, it's a pretty stellar group of universities (Ivy, Cal-Stanford, other Big Ten, Rice) offering them...not bad company for us to be in.

    In any event, I'm taking a chemistry course via Rice this Winter for business reasons (insert meth lab joke here), so I'll find out soon enough if this if for real or not. Will it be the same as actually taking the course in-class with that particular Rice prof? Probably not, but it seems tailored made for what I need.....and costs less than a community college class.
  9. HineyBuck

    HineyBuck Old newb

    Good luck with the lab sections via distance. Unfortunately, you probably will not know what you're missing.
  10. muffler dragon

    muffler dragon Bien. Bien chiludo.

    Personally, I'm stoked that there is this opportunity.
  11. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best


  12. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best


    Dear Friends:
    This is a remarkable moment in time for this great University, and it is a moment I wish to share with all of you.
    On October 4, the University will launch the public phase of its fundraising campaign to enable us to extend our full promise and potential to our students and to the people in Ohio and beyond.
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    In conjunction with Homecoming and the Alumni Reunion Weekend, our campaign kickoff will truly be a momentous way to celebrate being a Buckeye for life (For Twitter users: #BuckeyeforLife).
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  13. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

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  14. muffler dragon

    muffler dragon Bien. Bien chiludo.

  15. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

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