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Obsolete Skills for College

March 29, 2008

Obsolete Skills for College Faculty

  • Operating a mimeograph machine
  • Washing blackboards and clapping erasers
  • Loading slides into a slide projector
  • Making transparencies
  • Calculating grades by hand
  • Adoption of expensive textbooks

Obsolete Skills for College Students

  • Calculating with a sliderule
  • Sharpening pencils
  • Washing blackboards and clapping erasers
  • Communicating with the professor only during office hours
  • Carrying a backpack full of expensive textbooks
  • Standing in line for textbook buyback
  • Buying expensive textbooks

Other Obsolete Skills…

New Skills for College Faculty

  • Tweeting
  • Blogging
  • Pinging
  • Texting
  • Social bookmarking
  • Document sharing
  • Podcasting
  • Open education
  • Open Textbook adoption

This posting was inspired by an idea suggested by Robert Scoble.

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