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THE NEW WAY TO LOOK AT EDUCATION

Oh, Joy. Now We Have Gambling For Grades.

CJ Westerberg, August 10, 2010 7:54 PM

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Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels in the 1994 movie, "Dumb and Dumber" (Pix above)


Not exactly the kind of "tech advances in education" one wants to brag about.

This in from Fast Company.  Really?

". . . And then you come to Ultrinsic, and you think, college kids and gambling, now why didn't anyone else think of that?

So, let's explain. Ultrinsic, currently in beta form, allows students at 37 colleges to gamble on their grades in each of the classes they take. The student hands over money to Ultrinsic--as well as access to his or her official school records--as a wager that they will attain a certain grade. If they get it, Ultrinsic pays out on a sliding
scale . . ."

Link to full article here, "Gamble On Your Grades With The Ultrinsic Website".



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