The Future of the Course (cont’d)

In my continuing rant about the end of the course as we know it I offer further evidence. Yesterday’s Washington Post included a story about the revival of the music single in the digital age. According to Post writer J. Freedom du Lac (don’t you just love that name?) more than one-third of all music […]

The Future of the Course (cont’d)

It turns out that what I was predicting in an earlier posting is already happening. The University of Michigan Dental School is using Apple’s iTunesU interface to provide all of their course content via the iTunes interface. How is this changing the educational experience at this particular dental school? Lynn Johnson, Associate Professor of Dentistry […]

The Future of the Course (continued)

What do you want to do when you graduate from college? That question, more than any other, drives our students’ choices about academic majors. They want jobs and even if they don’t know, exactly, which job (or career) they want, they know they want a job when they graduate. Sure, they also want to be […]

The Future of the Course

This past Thursday on the Diane Rehm Show on WAMU (88.5 FM) Walter Mossberg, personal technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal made several very interesting points about the future of television that are germaine to the college course. Mossberg pointed out that TiVo, and now Apple’s delivery of individual television shows via iTunes, has […]