Friday, October 2, 2009

Higher Education News

How Higher Ed is beginning to be disrupted- from Techdirt-

Interesting article and fun discussion - An online university falls short of the ideal-

I think this calls for some thought on the value of physical space for a LEARNING ENVIRONMENT...


Larry Gott said...

Too many words, and not enough pictures. Too serious, not enough comedy. In other words, pretty much like my blogposts. And too URLy.

Today's new verification word is muspi


Anthony said...

I agree, brother, so here goes with the weedwhacker effect- time to slice and dice- errr- that would be the ginsu knife effect....

Larry Gott said...

Regarding the future of universities, see ATMs and online banking: 99.9 % of the cash I need and bank transactions I do take place outside of a bank.

I can see that there might be big trouble coming for university campuses as online education comes to the fore. Someday 90% of the education one gets might be outside a college (or seminary) campus.

But, this DOES fall short of the ideal, when we consider the benefits of social community and idea and issue interchange.

Just a little scary. (See the future of newspapers)


P.S. "value added" to Foster blog: 2 cents.

Word verification word-of-the-day: lumsmsom: insomnia medicine that illuminates the user.

Second word verification word-of-the-day: mentis: insect in the top 1% of its class (as in Praying Mentis)