There’s an ongoing debate over whether online education is cheaper than its face-to-face counterpart.
There’s no doubt that it can be. It’s as easy as 1-2-3. All you have to do is:
1. Uncap course enrollment.
2. Automate grading.
3. Substitute lower-paid graders, teaching assistants, coaches, course mentors, and adjuncts for tenure-stream faculty.
You can reduce costs even further by eliminating physical classrooms, faculty offices, libraries, labs, studios, auditoriums, clubs and other student organizations, and athletics.