Re: NOW(-ish): Education

Bryan Moss (
Sun, 28 Mar 1999 22:15:50 +0100

Dan Fabulich wrote:
> What makes this technically different from a college,
> aside from the decreased emphasis on examinations?

Decreased emphasis on examinations is (in most cases) enough to make for an entirely different environment. The emphasis is on flexibility. Course length is not defined. Course structure is not defined. Course content is not defined. In many ways the difference will depend on what sort of education you have or are receiving - in my experience 'flexible' is definitely not a term I would associate with any level of education or academia.

Gina Miller wrote:
> Grade school, highschool, college?

None of the above. And that's entirely the point. Any age, any level of knowledge, self taught or formal education. Although to some degree you can do anything at any age with any background in the current system it's far from encouraged.

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