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Every class is an online class.

… [During one class, a student] was playing ESPN College Town, an Internet-based game in which one creates a fictional college and maintains it a la Farmville. Essentially I observed this student playing a game that simulates the college experience, while in a college classroom, participating in the college experience.

… As budget cuts force universities to begin looking for ways to save money, one of the most popular methods seems to be an increase in the number of online classes offered. While some may argue that online classes detract from a student’s ability to absorb the material, most students that attend large universities understand that for many students, whether it has an official designation or not, almost every class is an online class. This is because large lecture halls seem better fit for LAN parties than learning experiences based on the number of students who surf the web during class….

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