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Stephen Downes

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With a recession well upon us and government cuts to education looming, Farhad Saba predicts the "failure" of distance education due to the organizational inefficiencies in college and university programs. He writes, "Usually courses taught at a distance have the same number of students as their on-campus sections. Since distance education involves computer, telecommunication, video and other technologies it is much more expensive than the comparable on-campus course."

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