Wow! How’s that for a thought-provoking title?
This is the title of an article every higher-education faculty member and administrator should read. It very well summarizes a driver of the paradigm shift that’s happening in the world related to education: “So much information, so little knowledge about what to do with it.”
The author is a former English professor and currently director of academic computing at MIT. Yes, MIT!
Here is the complete cite. You really should read it.
Trent Batson, “Is College Necessary in a Knowledge-Drenched World?,” Campus Technology, 9/17/2008, http://www.campustechnology.com/article.aspx?aid=67620
By the way, the answer to the question in the title of this blog post is, “Yes!”. But you’ll need to read the article to see why…