Could a student get the same liberal arts experience out of an online education than they would on a physical campus? Probably not, says Fareed Zakaria, but that doesn't mean online learning isn't without its many benefits.
In its ancient origins, the liberal education featured science as an abstract elective rather than a practical subject that would net you a job. That science leads to a career while English and other liberal arts are subjects for stimulation is a very modern concept.
Journalist Fareed Zakaria discusses the true cost of American higher education and the structural changes that must take place to correct an unsustainable trend.
Fareed Zakaria explains what it takes to excel in today's knowledge economy and why accreditation matters more than ever.
Fareed Zakaria has been called “the most influential foreign policy adviser of his generation” (Esquire). He is the Emmy-nominated host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, a contributing editor for The Atlantic, a columnist for The Washington Post, and the bestselling author of The Post-American World and The Future of Freedom. He lives in New York City.