When I first heard about the ease of obtaining an education from an Ivy League university with little to no expense online, I had a twinge of resentment toward my soon-to-be-acquired liberal arts degree. I had a similar feeling when I first heard Matt Damon’s character in Good Will Hunting proclaim: “You blew 150k on an education you could have gotten in $1.50 in late fees from the library!”

But in hindsight, I don’t think this resentment and concern was well founded—in either case. While this new academic approach will no doubt change the world of higher education — and probably for the better — it will not replace schools like the one that I attend. While I do see the use of online education expanding in the near future, I don’t think it will precipitate the downfall of small and private universities.

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