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    Re: Glenn Beck launches online University

    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggae_6 View Post
    I believe Beck is just chasing the dollar. Recall that he recently released a fiction book he wrote and now this crap. Calling his crap "University" strikes me as very strange since he claims to consider himself only an entertainer. (Check that, I think he says he wants to entertain AND enlighten-bah!)

    I hate the whole pitch about online classes. I had to take a class at my university in which it was only offered online. The whole online thing takes you out of the classroom where the give and take occurs. I knew many of the people in the online class and we would have preferred to actually go to class as you miss the interaction. I would widely encourage older adults to consider going back to real university if they are serious about having a learning experience.

    Beck talks about the need to know history, but you need to start with understanding where history comes from. Who writes the books? What evidence do they use in making claims regarding what really happened? History is far from being an exact science but the key is not simply considering the evidence that supports your theory. It also requires critical thinking beyond simple memorization that occurs in high school. I sincerely hope that people reject this crap. I'm sure if few people sign up, they'll pull the plug. I even feel a little sorry for people who fall for this crap.
    Beck thinks history is important and he has uncovered many instances where Blacks and Women have been written out of history. No matter what the left thinks of Beck personally, aren't they at least a little curious about the reasons why these things happened?
    From my understanding, these are Not online classes. These are lectures and are not given by Beck. They are free to Beck insiders.
    It looks like he made the right choice by naming it Beck University. It has sure gotten a lot more media attention than if it would have been advertised as free insider lectures on history.
    It's so entertaining to see the left getting their panties in a wad over absolutely nothing.

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    Re: Glenn Beck launches online University

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Beck thinks history is important and he has uncovered many instances where Blacks and Women have been written out of history. No matter what the left thinks of Beck personally, aren't they at least a little curious about the reasons why these things happened?
    From my understanding, these are Not online classes. These are lectures and are not given by Beck. They are free to Beck insiders.
    It looks like he made the right choice by naming it Beck University. It has sure gotten a lot more media attention than if it would have been advertised as free insider lectures on history.
    It's so entertaining to see the left getting their panties in a wad over absolutely nothing.
    nothing is absolutely right.

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Glenn Beck launches online University

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    He called it that just to annoy people like you.



    You don't have to go to formal school to learn what is taught in formal school. One of the smartest people I know doesn't have a college degree. He just reads a lot and thinks a lot. Many of our greatest Americans were self-taught.

    You can go to formal school and still get bored with lectures and bad classes. The better classrooms involve give and take and people discussing the issues. That includes anything from reading groups, adult classes, even informal groups that just meet just to talk. I am not saying school is the only way to learn. Its just that regular classes can be a better experience than online lectures in my opinion. Why give the money to fakey/questionable U when you could actually go a real university and get the experience of interacting with others. Some people are intimidated to do it as adults but I can verify that the older student experience can be quite good.

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    Re: Glenn Beck launches online University

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Beck thinks history is important and he has uncovered many instances where Blacks and Women have been written out of history. No matter what the left thinks of Beck personally, aren't they at least a little curious about the reasons why these things happened?
    From my understanding, these are Not online classes. These are lectures and are not given by Beck. They are free to Beck insiders.
    It looks like he made the right choice by naming it Beck University. It has sure gotten a lot more media attention than if it would have been advertised as free insider lectures on history.
    It's so entertaining to see the left getting their panties in a wad over absolutely nothing.
    I'm not upset with it. Its just that I am an advocate for people to get a quality education. I guess you can try to get a good education as well as being entertained if that's your goal. I just wish people would give real classes a chance--especially older adults.

    People are "written out" of history for many reasons. They include blacks and women at one point not considered to have souls or be as equal as whites. Or the historian may not think their actions were important. Or documentation does not exist from an era that can verify that the action occurred. No matter what, history will always be lost or subject to debate.
    Last edited by Ziggae_6; 07-08-10 at 05:47 PM.

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    Re: Glenn Beck launches online University

    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggae_6 View Post
    I'm not upset with it. Its just that I am an advocate for people to get a quality education. I guess you can try to get a good education as well as being entertained if that's your goal. I just wish people would give real classes a chance--especially older adults.

    People are "written out" of history for many reasons. They include blacks and women at one point not considered to have souls or be as equal as whites. Or the historian may not think their actions were important. Or documentation does not exist from an era that can verify that the action occurred. No matter what, history will always be lost or subject to debate.
    Actually, my problem with Beck's lecture was his rewriting of Thomas Jefferson as someone who encouraged the church to have influence over the state. Jefferson's writings themselves say something completely different, and this makes Beck a liar.

    Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law.

    -Thomas Jefferson, letter to Dr. Thomas Cooper, February 10, 1814
    History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance of which their civil as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purposes.

    -Thomas Jefferson to Alexander von Humboldt, Dec. 6, 1813.
    Where the preamble declares, that coercion is a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, an amendment was proposed by inserting "Jesus Christ," so that it would read "A departure from the plan of Jesus Christ, the holy author of our religion;" the insertion was rejected by the great majority, in proof that they meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mohammedan, the Hindoo and Infidel of every denomination.

    -Thomas Jefferson, Autobiography, in reference to the Virginia Act for Religious Freedom
    There are many more quotes from Jefferson, at the link I provided, which prove that, contrary to Beck's grossly inflated opinion of himself, he is neither an historian, nor even a history hack. But don't take my word for it. Read Jefferson himself at the link I gave.
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    Re: Glenn Beck launches online University

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Beck thinks history is important.
    If Beck though history were important, he wouldn't invite discredited non-historians to spew their spin on his show.

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    Re: Glenn Beck launches online University

    So, I am curious Mellie said the first lecture she listened to was on faith. Now is this just like one of many lectures or was it the only one?

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    Re: Glenn Beck launches online University

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    So, I am curious Mellie said the first lecture she listened to was on faith. Now is this just like one of many lectures or was it the only one?
    I think there's one every week. I could be wrong, though.


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    Re: Glenn Beck launches online University

    By Beck calling his little endeavor a university is a prostitution of the word university. A university is a collection of colleges that offer several different degree programs that are held to standards. A business school like a medical school like an art school are held to standards. I seriously doubt Beck U is held to any standards other than Beck's pocket book.

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    Re: Glenn Beck launches online University

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    By Beck calling his little endeavor a university is a prostitution of the word university. A university is a collection of colleges that offer several different degree programs that are held to standards. A business school like a medical school like an art school are held to standards. I seriously doubt Beck U is held to any standards other than Beck's pocket book.
    I agree that is why I asked if there were multiple lectures and Mellie just viewed one or if their was only one. Plus faith as the first lecture seems kind of funny. I mean that to me is more like a philosophy class rather than just one lecture.

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