I still read a lot of edu-blogging. As a teacher, it kind of pays off to see what other people (parents, and employers, in particular) are saying about education, higher education, and spending. And, often, what other teachers are saying about trends.
I've been teaching for nine years, now. I've taught the same classes and same papers (for the most part) for all of that time, merely adjusting my methods to fit a specific class's personality better. I've noticed a distinct drop in student quality, year by year. I've blamed lots of different things, but technology hasn't been one of them, really.
I guess it should have been.
I just read an interesting post on Joanne Jacobs's site, where she writes about it. I can't put it better than she did, so go read what she wrote.
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