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WATCH: Tim Pawlenty On The Daily Show: Should There Be An iTunes Model For College?

First Posted: 06/18/10 05:03 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 05:50 PM ET

Tim Pawlenty Daily Show

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty visited the Daily Show last week and brought with him some distinct views on the direction of American higher education.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

"Do you really think in 20 years somebody's going to put on their backpack, drive a half hour to the University of Minnesota from the suburbs, haul their keister across campus, and sit and listen to some boring person drone on about econ 101 or Spanish 101?" Pawlenty asked Stewart, host of "The Daily Show."


"Can't I just pull that down on my iPhone or iPad whenever the heck I feel like it, from wherever I feel like it?" he said. "And instead of paying thousands of dollars, can I pay $199 for iCollege instead of 99 cents for iTunes?"

Pawlenty has advocated for amped-up online education for some time now. In 2008, he called for Minnesota colleges to increase the credits it gives for online classes.

Read Inside Higher Ed's full report here and watch part one of the Daily Show spot below. What do you think of Pawlenty's ideas? Leave a comment with your opinion.

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