"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
Hell even in my undergrad education, I started research my sophomore year. My first project...rebuilt an accelerator. I worked on superconductivity experiments, built a new lab for Physical Chemistry class, participated in two REU programs at other Universities....you don't get that online either. Sit at your computer, maybe be able to regurgitate some equations; but that's it. You miss the fun, the excitement, the experience of science; and IMO that is necessary to science education.
Online will serve some subjects well; but it cannot serve all subjects well. And the core sciences, the academic subjects, are in the latter category. The world of academia will never go away, it represents the pinnacle of human intelligence, understanding, and drive.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville