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Stephen Downes

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I've long described a 'triad model' where people from different institutions cluster together in a local community, taking their courses online but enjoying the in-person experience with other people. I never quite expected it to roll out like this, though: " The U Experience, as it's actually called, is slated to open to 150 students at a Pottsboro, Tex., lakeside resort next month. The concept? Students enrolled in different colleges and universities who would otherwise be studying remotely on their own will live, eat and take their online classes in a maskless, COVID-19-free bubble. " Cost? $10K per semester. More if you want more than one meal a day.

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