Thursday, September 13, 2012

More Evidence That the World Is Completely Fucking Crazy.




From the site:

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25 comments:

  1. Perhaps MOOCs won't replace the traditional class after all.

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  2. If my online students are using this service, then the staff at WTYC is just as illiterate and irresponsible as the average online undergrad.

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  3. I'm teaching 36 online classes at 12 online universities this semester. Each of them pays me $3000. I then pay WeTeachYourClass.com $1300 to teach each class. That leaves me with $1700 per class ($61,200 total). Not a bad deal for four months of "work" and a few issues to mop up at the end of the semester.

    The students learn nothing. I teach nothing. Just lots of money changing hands. Ain't America great?

    In the spring, I plan to "teach" 72 classes. Next year, I think I'll be able to handle 250 classes and put approximately $400,000 in the bank.

    All of this on top of my real job as a real proffie, of course.

    I'm also considering letting a few of my best students from my real in-person classes teach the online courses for me (in return for A+ grades and a little spending money). That would be a lot less expensive than WeTeachYourClass.com. And I could threaten my students with expulsion if they don't do a good job teaching the online classes.

    Yes, the future is bright.

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    1. And at some point you're going to need an administrative assistant, right? I'll do it for, say, a 25% cut.*

      *This is how administration/bureaucracy grows.

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    2. @Cassandra: You'll have to blackmail me if you want 25%.

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    3. I'll do it for 20%. Let's start a College Misery College.

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    4. @Cynic: the only problem with the idea of starting a college using the folks who hang around here is that I suspect we'd end up founding/running a real college, with standards and teacher/student contact and stuff. We'd probably be unusually tough on the students, and a bit snarky to each other, and there just might be the occasional faculty food fight in the cafeteria, but, when push comes to shove, certain standards would probably be maintained. And that, sadly, is not a particularly profitable proposition.

      @Bubba: 15%? That would still be considerably better than my current salary, and I'm a hard worker. I don't think I have any blackmail material (well, assuming your colleagues already know about the bourbon, the horse, and your crush on the author-guy in your old friend's office).

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    7. ... and you plow the profits back into chocolate-covered Egyptian cotton!

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  4. Why bother with the classes at all? Go to my site (IllGetYouATranscript.com) and I will design and print five "official" Bachelor's degree transcripts from the institution of your choice for a one-time fee of $10,000. Master's degree transcripts are available for an additional $2000. An extra $500 gets you an authentic looking diploma suitable for framing. Much quicker and cheaper than paying for classes! Less wear and tear on the brain, too.


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  5. From the website: "When you are in a serious time crunch, or working full time the last thing you want to do when you get home is deal with your online class work for *a class you have no interest in*. We get that."(asterisks added)

    Oh, give me a tea-partyin' break. Based on classroom discussions, I'm hard-pressed to find out exactly what interests these people. You signed up for the class *voluntarily* because it was required for a program that you *voluntarily* chose to pursue.

    "Time crunch"? Oh -- the fact that the beer garden from O-Week is open? You booked a mani-pedi? It's Rush Week? This year, I'm going to stock my desk with tiny bottles of gin, I swear!

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    1. Based on classroom discussions, I'm hard-pressed to find out exactly what interests these people.

      Yep. Some of these folks are remarkably dull, and unimaginative. If you can't stand for a long time admiring -- and analyzing -- a painting, AND get a huge rush from a scientific or technical achievement, AND enjoy a good book, AND have some inkling of what was right and wrong about last night's broadcast production of Die Walk├╝re, AND a fair number of other things, you're still an embryo.

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    2. ip, you'd have a point if all I did to engage students was demonstrate my enthusiasm for the subject matter.

      No -- when I say that I can't figure out what interests them, I'm talking about current events, trends, big news, television shows, movies, books, newspapers, music, icons and idols, quotidien human experiences, things that are taking the inter-webs by storm. You know, the regular human stuff we humans talk about every day.

      On the other hand, I think that coming into the system with the attitude that mocks anyone who takes particular interest in a particular field is just a terrific way to go about acquiring skills and knowledge. Kudos, sir! And kudos again!

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    3. Oddly enough, Your Grace, I was talking about the students, not about you.

      In my experience many students are just such dullards (in the sense of not being interested in anything much) as would think of a non-major course (or even one required for the major that's not in their particular subdivisional sliver of career aspiration) as a waste of their time.

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    4. Happy to see that Heinlein quote is still circulating. As soon as I saw introvert's (well-handled) paraphrase/riff, I wondered if that's what the link would lead to.

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  6. This sounds remarkably like one of those "write (er, research) your essay for you" sites, complete with the confusion between help ("tutor") and outright schoolwork-for-hire.

    The key to combating both problems, I think, is lots of scaffolding/early stage work. We can't keep them from cheating themselves out of their own educations (no, not even in face to face classes), but we can alter the cost-benefit balance by making the work that has to be accomplished individualized and challenging enough that they'll have to hire someone quite skilled (and hence expensive) to complete it.

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  7. Best title for a post ever!

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  8. You're too smart to be an academic, Bubba! Dammit, folks like you are why I miss working in the South...

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  9. Now coeds can focus more on Go Geek Girls. Then they can go to Illliveyourlifeforyou.com.

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  10. Now you can understand Martin Luther's complaint about the sale of indulgences.

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    1. And at least that resulted in the building of some pretty impressive cathedrals (though no, I do not at all approve of the theology, the hypocrisy, or the exploitation that made them possible). Higher ed is beginning to look more like derivatives trading.

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