@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

@ddipaola

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.

@wim_v12e

@deejoe @wim_v12e that sounds better than the current model.

also, I can't count how many times I spaced out in a lecture and missed something important. having the ability to rewind or replay certain parts would have been amazing

@ddipaola

The established nature of the material for intro courses also means there tend to be textbooks.

So, we have already long-had an easily 'replayable' medium to complement in-person course activities.

@wim_v12e

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@ddipaola

Video works better for some people than text, worse for others, and in general offers an added dimension of complementarity. It also adds lots of complexity, and hence cost. Just one big challenge here is that all video needs to be captioned.

Which takes us back to the top of the thread. Universities burn Increasing amounts of money on IT and increasing amounts dealing with complexities like this.

@wim_v12e

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