🎓 lol #latestagecapitalism
@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
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.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko