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A lot of the benefit of an MIT education comes from interaction with other students and the faculty. I can't imagine that online classes can duplicate that.

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College is about learning and about socialization. While there is no question that on line learning is an important aspect of education, for the 18-22 year old, there is a need for independence and interaction. This might be even more critical in the population of students at MIT who perhaps have been isolated from others with similar interests and capabilities.