What is the latest issue to boil under the skin of educators and universities in this country? This week the focus seems to be on the use of technology in the university. This morning I read in my paper online (of course) that a major research university wishes to fully explore online education. Then I go to my mailbox and in the alumni association's magazine there is an article on e-textbooks.
I originally started writing this blog entry, and got really, really, really detailed in the argumentation. Let's face it, both issues are at the core not just of my job, but at who I am as a person. I have benefited from both 'traditional' and online elements of both issues. There is no question that face-to-face education is almost a requirement in foreign language education