We must begin to offload the transfer of information to other means and embrace our role as helping students to transform knowledge. And this transformation, in turn, may actually help us to do all those other things we claim to do.
Education technology companies need educators. Not only do you bring expertise in teaching pedagogy and educational content, you also serve as the voice of the ultimate end users -- teachers and students.
The world of ed-tech is booming, as 2012 was a big year for startups in the industry. Now, plenty of industry analysts are wondering: just what is the best model for ensuring students across the world have access to online courses?
Don't they, of all our students, deserve the very best we can offer? That includes personal contact with faculty, of course. No digital developments will ever alter that NAU hallmark on our Flagstaff campus.
For the past few years, incoming classes have never lived without the Internet. We know that its members learn and process information differently than their professors did when they began their college careers.
Intellectually, most of us understand that change is inevitable, even though long-held traditional views of how to deliver a college education have locked us into the same fundamental model for centuries.