Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Computers Replacing Teachers?
The “typical 2030 faculty will likely be a collection of adjuncts alone in their apartments, using recycled syllabuses and administering multiple-choice tests from afar.”
"Colleges, like newspapers, will be torn apart by new ways of sharing information enabled by the Internet"
"Students starting school this year may be part of the last generation for which “going to college” means packing up, getting a dorm room and listening to tenured professors. Undergraduate education is on the verge of a radical reordering. Colleges, like newspapers, will be torn apart by new ways of sharing information enabled by the Internet."
The Washington Post ran this story by Zephyr Teachout that examined a shift already underway. http://education.zdnet.com/?p=3078
Relax profs. It's not going to happen. While I see a blended use of the internet on the rise in traditional universities, we're still a brick and mortar industry. Lecture halls, dorm rooms, and libraries are not going anywhere. At least not in this century?