Description: The best part of the rise of online education is that it forces us to ask: What is a university for?
Date: April 4, 2013
Are universities mostly sorting devices to separate smart and hard-working high school students from their less-able fellows so that employers can more easily identify them? Are universities factories for the dissemination of job skills? Are universities mostly boot camps for adulthood, where young people learn how to drink moderately, fornicate meaningfully and hand things in on time? READ REST OF STORY
Questions for discussion:
1. Answer the question posed by columnist “ What is a university for?”
2. How does technology affect or enhance the answer you gave as to what a university is for? Why? & How?