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Subject:Re: Is the STC worth it? From:Charlotte Branth Claussen <charlotteclaussen -at- gmail -dot- com> To:TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Thu, 6 Nov 2014 14:32:58 +0100
I do not like this idea of academics as a strange species that do not
understand the world. Who are "the academics" in this case?
Wouldn't academics question their theories and models if real life proved
them wrong? At least, that would be the case at the institution where I was
2014-11-05 23:24 GMT+01:00 Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>:
> When Certification was first announced, I said it had a chance of
> succeeding only if the academics didn't get involved. Sure enough, the
> academics got involved and tried to model specialized certification after
> existing educational models.
> With the Information Age at the forefront, traditional academic models
> cannot sustain our economy. We have more out of work academics than people
> ready and willing to work.
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