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#College 2.0 - College is expensive and not delivering for a broad swath of people. How can we redefine what a new version looks like?

Suggested by Brett Wischow for Unmet Needs on Jun 9, 2021

Upvoted by Laura MurdockAG Amy GuarinoCA Carol AlexanderMP Michael PatockPG Paul GladenDB David Barnet HMCS(Ret)MP Michael PearlNA Nitin AhujaLG Luciano GianniniGC Grace ConnorsVS Venkates SwaminathanBA Ben AutreyRW Ryan WelshLD Lara DruyanAM Abhishek MishraGE Griffin EatonPG Peter GianniniFK Francis KimMP Marcelino PantojaAS Adam SmithlineEo Elijah ogbonniaJY Joseph Yang Alberto Escarlate Burak EryilmazSP Samidh PatelCG Celena GreenJV Justin Vogel scott harrison


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{"ops":[{"insert":"10-20% of student loans are currently in default. that begs the question, \"how many more are not in default, but produced low ROI?\". my opinion is that almost all colleges have some degree offerings that have low-to-negative ROI. 92% of the total student loan debt comes from the federal government. because of this subsidy, colleges have little financial incentive to eliminate programs with low-to-negative ROI and adopt new programs with higher ROI, i.e. they get paid the same irrespective of the program ROI.\ni believe the first step in offering students higher ROI is to have the colleges loan directly to students for their education (not the federal government). that way, programs with high ROI become a financial opportunity for the college and programs with low ROI become a source of financial risk to the college. one would expect colleges to adjust to this risk/reward landscape accordingly.\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"Project Euler"},{"insert":" is a special thing on the internet. It's a simple repository of math and cs challenges. If someone earnestly solves 3-400 of these, I'd hold that achievement in higher esteem than many college cs degrees. Is there some group of Project Euler-like things that would span the full range of core liberal arts disciplines?\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"I wonder if there's a market for just the residential aspect of college. Something like a coliving space but with more structure and resources. Imagine RA's and Academic Counselors who help support students as they pursue their online academic degrees from the school of their choice.\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"In our recent Guild meetup, we suggested that \"College 2.0\" may be a misleading framing here.\nMuch of the discussion was around how to break the benefits of traditional college into their components:\naccreditation"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"building a network"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"socialization"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"etc"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"}]}