Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Week 10

An Open Letter To Educators: by Dan Brown

I believe it is safe to asssume that almost every college student has had the same attitude and/or experiences as Morgan Bayda at one point in his or her college career. Universities charge entirely way too much money for information I can find for free online! I use my free resources for everyone of my classes! I can even use these resources to get ahead of my teachers lectures! So whats the point? If I can teach myself what I want to know, or what I have to know for a particular job field, whats the point in paying a University thousands of dollars just to sit through an agonizing class where a professor shovels facts down my throat? It's a very well known fact that most jobs out there will teach you what you need to know in order to do well at that particular job. All a college degree does is help get your foot in the door so that you can learn how to do the job you are hired to do. Realistically, college seems almost pointless. ALMOST...


  1. Interesting thought that not too long ago information was so easy to obtain. Google is only 10 years old and internet access is still hit and miss in the good old US. The problem seems to be that we have been exposed to an information evolution and colleges and universities have not shifted momentum enough to take advantage of this.

    I agree that college can be pointless, but you are spending 4 years and who knows how much money to be there. Since you find so many classes a waste of time, what are you going to do to get some value from them? You need to be able to answer this question because you will have students in your class that feel that way even though they won't express it. What are you gong to do when the shoe is on your student's foot?

  2. Im glad that you agree that college CAN be pointless. I should have went in more depth tho. Yes I can use my free resources to get ahead and teach myself certain things, but it is much more efficient to have a teacher show me how to use new tools affectively and actually TEACH ME. My arguement in this post is for the "power point teachers" that I despise. Simply reading over facts on a slide IS NOT teaching. I am happy to say that the teachers of my EDM 310 class do not fall into this catagory. All of you should have a word, regarding how to properly educate studetns, with the rest of the faculty here at South. Yall could make a huge difference in the lives of the students here.