Is college necessary in a knowledge-drenched world?

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,

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…

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