Exploitation?

Buying RespectQ: How does paying $860 for one online theology class make you feel?

A: Only a little less cheated than dropping the class and failing to graduate.

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7 Responses to Exploitation?

  1. I would like to take some classes online but the cost is prohibitive.

    I feel your pain.

    Stan McCullarss last blog post..Allyson Felix: running for the glory of God

  2. Tony Kummer says:

    @Stan McCullars: I think my class was the worst possible scenario (except for non-SBC status), but it really made me glad to be paying my last tuition.

  3. For it being your last tuition…

    Congrats!

    Stan McCullarss last blog post..Obamacide

  4. Brother Hank says:

    Well Tony, somebody’s got to pay for that web studio and all those fake books in the background…

    Brother Hanks last blog post..The Value of Children and the Global Fame of Jesus Christ

  5. Tony Kummer says:

    @Brother Hank: The sad part is I never fully enjoy the videos, normally I’ll port them to Mp3 and listen while I’m jogging or driving. Always deleting the files afterward :)

    At some point we need to discuss the potential for free seminary education. With a small endowment (maybe equal to one professorship) + a little Internet savoy, SBTS could offer many of their core classes as 100% free.

    Imagine having the first 30 credits of the M.Div completely without cost. This could be open to all Southern Baptists and would do more to fulfill Boyce’s vision than any other program I could imagine.

    ATTN administration: Think “The World Is Flat” + “Good To Great” + “”Three Changes in Theological Institutions”

  6. Fuller, Concordia, and RTS already offer free courses on iTunes U. I think there may be some charge to receive credit, but anyone can download the lectures and listen/watch. I’d like to see SBTS do something similar for pastors and missionaries around the world.

  7. Tony Kummer says:

    @Joshua Hutchens: I am just talking crazy. It will be hard for Southern to innovate in these ways because they are so good at what they already do. That’s one downside at being the best, it’s hard take risks.

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