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rick merritt
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rick merritt   9/19/2013 11:22:11 AM
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I'm still waiting for a call from one of those million-dollar+ engineers ;-)

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junko.yoshida   9/12/2013 6:12:25 PM
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@Rick, I agree. It would be interesting to find out if Google is really onto something.

Meanwhile, I read the following Washington Post story about:

What if we knew how much CEOs made vs. their workers?


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/on-leadership/wp/2013/08/22/what-if-we-knew-how-much-ceos-made-vs-their-workers/

It may not change much in short term, but it would be great if companies finally have to disclose the ratio of how much their average worker makes in comparison to their CEO.

 

 

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rick merritt   9/9/2013 12:38:00 PM
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@Doc: Fixed. Thanks

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Re: Year of the MOOC hype vs. Year of the MOOC
goafrit   9/8/2013 6:04:28 AM
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>> I think his  point was MOOCs change the economics and the HD TV with broadband changes the delivery systems. 

My friend has this nice app designed for a medical textbook. The problem is that the more you use it, the more you think to talk to a professor. The key challenge in MOOCs has to do with assumption. Education in a university is not about the courses. People connect and network and that seems to be the key driver to going to top schools. Why bother spending dollars to study History when there is wikipedia. You do because campus liberates minds!

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goafrit   9/8/2013 6:01:44 AM
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On MOOCS, why can't I have my toddler watch Disney movies instead of going to Day Care. Does he think that the best education is about lectures. It is the ecosystem in the university that matters more than what the professor teachers. We have had good textbooks. Yet people do go to college to be taught. We will see.

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Charles.Desassure   9/7/2013 1:09:07 AM
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Thanks for this wonderful article.  I agree that education will continue to improve, but I do not believe that education online  will be overwhelmingly better than in the classroom.  This statement is absolutely unfounded and untrue.  I have viewed many MOOC courses from around the country.  The success of a face-to-face or online course depends on one thing:  the quality of the instructor.  Some MOOC courses are poorly designed and you can tell that the instructor just put something together.   The MOOC course assignment instructions were not clear and no lecture videos were not available.  On the other hand, there were some MOOC courses that I reviewed that was excellent.  The instructor provided real-world examples that today's students (all ages) would have been able to relate to.  With that being said, I still believe that some face-to-face courses are more effective for group projects and project-based learning .  I think it would be wise to have educational options available for everyone to choose from and stop trying to compare which education option is best for everyone else.  The key is to learn  more about the topic.  We are still in the early stages of MOOC and additional research is required.

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docdivakar   9/6/2013 4:48:21 PM
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@Rick: it looks like there is a typo: "By the end of the decade, 5 or 6 million people will have smartphones." I think he means Billion here, obviously!

That aside, I have long held the position that talented and productive engineers have been underpaid. A reasonable metric to address this would be to use the ratio of gross revenue per employee to that of employee salary and apply multipliers to this to individual employees matching their productivity.

MP Divakar

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aotearoan   9/6/2013 3:53:38 PM
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Thanks for clarification Rick, in that light it makes a bit more sense. What is emerging is truly a seismic shift shaking Ivory Towers everywhere, unprecedented since Plato's school in Academus' grove.

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rick merritt   9/6/2013 3:34:57 PM
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BTW, Mike Demler of the Linely Group reminds me over Twitter that this $10M+ compensation comes in the form of restructed stock options, not cash in an envelop!

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Re: Year of the MOOC hype vs. Year of the MOOC
rick merritt   9/6/2013 3:33:52 PM
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@Harfang: You are right. I suspect Marc was exaggerating for effect. In fact there was a lot of joing interplay between him and the interviewer on this point, like suggesting Brad Pitt be hired to act in it.

I think his  point was MOOCs change the economics and the HD TV with broadband changes the delivery systems. Something very different could emerge, not necessarily with Hollywood's help....but maybe...

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