@pinkprius @KitRedgrave you know the institutions are fucked when *personally* employing knowledgeable people *exclusively* for your education is far more efficient than sharing them via the institution

@ddipaola @pinkprius @KitRedgrave I'd hope that if you did this you'd want to pay them at least the living wage.

@wim_v12e of course. they wouldn't have to reserve all their working hours just for me. they could probably teach a couple of other people while still working humane hours. also, their hourly wage would probably be pretty good

@wim_v12e for instance, the teacher could record lectures (only having to do the work for those once-ish, automating >3/hr/wk/course) and spend the rest of their time as "office hours". let's say we cut the course cost by 50% (1.5kUSD/course): over a 15wk course, a teacher could make 100USD/wk doing maaaayybe 2hr/wk of (grading+office hours)/course/student (IMO, office hours tend to go mostly unused). that's almost 50USD/hr. there will be some overhead but that's good money


People us the term 'inverted classroom' for the situation where course material is presented/read/watched outside of classroom time and -n-the-classroom time is used for Q&A, discussion, demonstrations, group exercises, etc.



@ddipaola @wim_v12e

Be careful not to treat all lectures as easily-canned content presentation, though. They get closest to that of course in large introductory courses, where it's pretty well established what needs to be covered, how, at what pace. But even then a professor might modulate presentation, review, and evaluation based on how things are going.

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