Why do many people equate most of those who have a college degree as being more knowledgeable about stuff compared to learning on the internet, books, etc? The main benefit of having a degree is to have a career that pays well while still enjoyable.
Of course “the main benefit of having a degree is to have a career that pays well while still enjoyable”. What’s the justification/benefit of “learning on the internet, books, etc.”? (pause … eyeroll)
A main differences between those two techniques is that
- you experience knowledgeable guidance
- from a qualified teacher
- in a supportive environment
- where your assumptions can be challenged
- and your understanding refined
… by other inquiring minds
Those are some – but not all – of the reasons why a college degree is generally perceived as having more value than one-dimensional self-tutoring.
I do not dismiss self-education.
Not by a long shot. Both have value and each has its own advantages. I find that – as I self-educate later in my career – I constantly reference the lessons and inspiration gained during my college education.
Imo, ‘socio-educational’ environments (like Quora) are a great way to supplement my ability to continue learning online.
Published on Quora 02/24/2018
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