rofessors and teachers: The best way to increase the quality and engagement of students is to separate your instruction from accredited institutions.
Offer your instruction to excited customers in the market!
Don't complain about low-quality students; they're not there for you and mostly don't care about your ideas. They're there for a piece of paper they think is a magic ticket to acceptance in the world and they suffer through your class as a cost.
You're too good to deal with students like that who don't value your work!
Step out from behind the subsidized, cartelized, credentialized system and offer your instruction to excited customers in the market!
Ask Thaddeus Russell how much better Renegade U customers are than students in college courses for credit. Ask Austin Batchelor how amazing his tens of thousands of aspiring artist pupils on Udemy are.