With many college students back in class this week I thought it was a good time to talk about a time where going back to class wouldn't be on a college campus but simply logging on to your home computer. As the cost of college seems to be more and more out of reach for more students the online education revolution seems to be poised to finally take education into the 21st century. Like most other businesses that have a pre-digital model colleges continue to cling to the campus based model that is becoming cost prohibitive. Over the last 25 years the median family income has increased 150% and the cost of college has increased 400%. Public universities tuition now averages over $21,000. And that is just tuition. Book cost for courses can easily approach $1,500. Book publishers do have DVD's of the course books but you only get those when you buy the hardcover book.
Carpe Diem School. In this model the teacher moves from instructing a class from the front of the classroom to individually assisting students as they move through a self paced digital based model. The self pacing is a better educational model than a "one fit all" traditional educational model.
So will colleges move from the campus-based, professorial model of instruction in which they are so firmly entrenched? How many campus-based colleges will exist at the end of the 21st century? I would bet that even the campus-based colleges that exist then will look nothing like the campuses we now know. See what that vision might look like.
From the HoCo Library:
Classics Club, Jr Discussions and activities about classic stories for ages 7-9; 30 min. Register for each session separately. August selection is Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown. Copies are available for checkout at the Central Branch Children's Desk. Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880. 08/29/12 6:30 PM Central Branch
From HoCo Parks and Rec
Boat or shoreline anglers can fish for prizes in this catch-and-release event. Youth win trophies and are entered in a random prize drawing. Adults win cash prizes and trophies. Categories include bass, bluegill, catfish, crappie and trout. Fishing license is required for age 16-up; electric motors only, with a minimum of two people per boat. Call 410-313-4623 or visit Tournament Webpage to download a flier and rules.
Centennial Park South - Boat Launch/Pier Area
RP9151.101 / 5-13 yrs / $25
RP9151.111 / 14 yrs + / $25
There is a two-person minimum per boat. Electric motors only. Please use lights on boat and check in at the Concession Dock. There is a 40-boat limit.
Bring your own equipment. Bring your own bucket. If you own a two-way FRS radio, please bring it with you. Periodic tournament announcements such as random prize drawings and time remaining in the tournament will be made via two-way radio.
We welcome donations from local businesses. If you would like to donate a prize for this event, please call 410-313-4623.
Random drawing for prizes.
Trophies will be awarded for the three largest fish in each category: bass, bluegill, catfish, crappie, and trout.
Parent/guardian must accompany children.
Fish for cash prizes and trophies!
60 anglers (minimum) are needed in order to award all cash prizes. Fish eligible for prizes must meet minimum standards: bass 12", bluegill 6", catfish 10", crappie 6", trout 10".
First and second place in each category receive cash prize and a trophy. Third place in each category receives a trophy.
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