Regular readers are aware that I currently spend every Wednesday night at the local state university, sitting in a class on School Law. While I was not super-jazzed on the caliber of the instructor or student on my first evening, I have to admit that I have softened a bit on both as I have grown more comfortable with the style of the course (which is probably best described as “shout what you know”). I have grown to like my fellow classmates so much that I decided to do the nice thing and share the link to my class notes with them all prior to last week’s quiz. Here you can see the same underwhelming document
Such things are quite possible given the current state of online word-processing (to say nothing of URL shortening). In point of fact, it’s an easy thing to do. I even opened them up for anyone to edit, hoping that some of my fellow students might add a bit to what I had started.
To me, this is the kind of thing that should be happening in every classroom in the country, particularly at the post-graduate level. But it doesn’t. In fact, it’s so rare that the students in the class seemed to think that I was doing them some great service by giving them a link to a skeletal outline of selected court cases, with a few Wikipedia links thrown in for good measure. I’m not sure what all this means, but I don’t think it speaks particularly well for the technological competence of the future educational administrators of the nation.