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    Civic SignalsEli Pariser8/30/209 min
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    • bartadamley
      1 year ago

      “You cannot visit friends’ rooms, you cannot go do laundry, you cannot go outside for a walk, you cannot go shopping, you cannot have visitors to your room, and you cannot take public transit,” says an edict from New York University, which still plans to have in-person classes and students living in dorms.

      Living on-campus sounds like increasingly less fun, the more and more I read into it at its present state. I lived in the dorms my freshman year of undergrad, and definitely look back at those times fondly.. however due to the immense amount of restrictions on the dorms, it doesn't seem like it would be all that fun..

      I am afraid university life will become increasingly corporate and faculty will be seen increasingly as disposable, and the repositories of culture and knowledge will have to shift elsewhere.

      The above quote: is from a faculty member. And it makes you question the legitimacy 'traditional' universities will come to lay bare. I believe this is accelerating a trend that experiencing an education in an offline setting will increasingly be viewed as a luxury experience, whereas an online education will only be able to do so much?

      However, I am fascinated by the prospect of a digital education transforming the way in which we approach the educational process. Cheers to what will inevitably be a rocky time transitioning our education in the time of COVID.