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putnid says

I'm not disagreeing with you on fundamental grounds, because I, too, believe in the classroom experience and the give and take between teachers and pupils. However, I still remember my Inorganic Chemistry 101 class my freshman year of college which consisted of some 100+ students and a mediocre (at best) professor. The class (at a major state university) was designed to cull students from the science curriculum right from the git go. It did just that. Khan Academy lectures represent a vast improvement on that model.

Of course, because the lectures are so very good.


Education became far more enlightening when I entered graduate studies with small class sizes and dedicated professors. There's no substituting THAT experience with video lectures.

I'm spoiled, went to a small liberal-arts school where there were no lecture courses. There were lectures, but they were always integrated with small-group discussions led by professors who were there to teach.
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