Kris, You might find the following posts about education and technology from a technologist interesting:
They are in order, although one could read them in any order. In the first article he claims that the hordes of home schooled and their parents are not going to tolerate our medieval based University system of education. In the second he points out that the Amish for a miniscule fraction of what we spend on high school education seem to be much better at preparing student for the world. In the last one he argues that digital games should be the future of education.
On Apr 7, 2008, at 5:46 PM, email@example.com wrote:
> hello comupting faculty in math/stat and CS, > > i attend a presentation from our sdsu library invited speak the week > before break. > > as we consider how will will handle the large lecture halls, and the > increasing technolgoy, i thought this might present food for hall way > discussions. > > youtube Large Lecture a short video summarizing some of the most important characteristics of students today - how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what kinds of changes they will experience in their lifetime. Created by Michael Wesch in collaboration with 200 students at Kansas State University. Source of video: Subject: a vision of students today Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 14:23:02 -0400 From: "Calhoun,Karen"
> > not trying to attack or point finger - but i find this useful to > think about. > > hope you had a great break and are smoothly pursuing the final 5 > weeks of > spring 2008 semester.