Archive for October, 2008

Goodbye College Diplomas ?

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Stephen Downes links to Tom Haskins saying Goodbye College Diplomas

Thank god that the time will soon arrive when a prospective employer will not be denied the pleasure of reading all my undergrad essays but will instead be able to compare that proof of my learning in detail with those of all of the other 126 applicants for his one available position rather than having to rely on brief summary documents “of a few words and transcript numbers”.

And that in my old age there will be no shortage of doctors qualified to treat my ailments by having met their own self-determined educational outcomes.

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