Posts Tagged ‘ education ’

University created free e-texts would benefit students, put MSU ahead of competition

Feb 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Editorials, Opinions

The technology exists now to do away with costly textbooks altogether. Instead, the university could prompt professors to create free e-textbooks using wiki technology to work collaboratively.

Many rack up debt for degrees they will never use or need

Oct 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

by Mike Courson Often, reactions tell me more than the event that inspired the reaction. The event in question this time is Newsweek’s cover story about the three-year degree. Lamar Alexander wrote the story for last week’s edition, and readers have responded. Alexander relates college to automobile manufacturers: not adapting to the present could mean […]

College – the glorified trade school

Apr 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Columns, Opinions

Nathanael Edward Bassett Contributor Neil Postman was a brilliant culture critic who proposed the theory that American education has had different “gods” at different times, reasons for education and a purpose towards learning. The “old gods” as he called them, were a sense of virtue in learning. The United States was formed by a group […]