Few undergraduates have read more than the topical “edgy” fiction sold by hucksters to middle and high schools.
It is easier to teach drama to students when you have today’s technology at your disposal.
Plato’s parable of the cave has surprising relevance for college education today.
Instructors have to spell out every detail for today’s students, and do some of their thinking for them.
They rely on easily accessible sources and deference to conventional opinion; students should be assigned essays instead.
Many students try to escape doing work by plagiarizing–but their profound ignorance often trips them up.
Tradition depends on memory, but modern culture depends on forgetting.
University faculty are finally noticing that college students don’t read very well, but Neil Postman and Jacques Ellul saw it years ago.
Today’s post-literate students don’t read movies any better than they read books.
Readers respond to Thomas Bertonneau’s popular critique of post-literacy at the college level.