I find it very interesting (and consistent with some other research that I am starting) that perception and not price is the main factor in these findings about why people choose not to get the Internet:
There are some nice thoughts in this column:
You can read an interesting article about engineering and teaching in blended models here.
Here is a pull-quote:
“Classroom hybridization – also called flipping the lecture – is cropping up in engineering curricula throughout the country, from lone instructors experimenting with the approach to department-wide efforts. Says Fisher: “Our students have been exploiting online content for their education for a long, long time, [while] instructors are just beginning to.” The competition from strictly online courses has also had an impact, observes Eric Holloway, managing director of Purdue’s School of Engineering Education.’MOOCs put pressure on all universities to figure out their story on online education.'”
“Instead, the rapid increase in people with A.D.H.D. probably has more to do with sociological factors — changes in the way we school our children, in the way we interact with doctors and in what we expect from our kids.”
Some people think of learning as absorption, I see it as response and adaptation.
Here is an interesting Washington Post column where a teacher relays her experiences and feelings about a test she provided to her Pittsburgh-based classroom:
The questions she references remind me of culturally biased IQ test questions of the early 1900s.
I have heard the chatter about this before. It is interesting; I wonder if programs like Second Life would fall into this conversation too: