Technology Threatens Colleges With Extinction, Ex-President Warns

Technology Threatens Colleges With Extinction, Ex-President Warns:

This was in my inbox this morning from techrhet from The Chronicle of Higher Education:

Educause 2004, held here last week, attracted more than 7,000 people from 43 different countries, scores of colleges, and hundreds of tech companies. At this meeting of the higher-education technology group, the tech talk is thick, the tech knowledge vast, and the tech obsessions are almost a religion for some. All of the attendees appeared to be fully human.

But some of the chief information officers here might have left the conference more worried than they were before attending. James J. Duderstadt, president emeritus of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, opened the conference not with a pep talk but with rather unsettling predictions. He said the future of colleges and universities was more than uncertain in the digital age — it might be downright threatened.

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i wonder if it will.. i doubt it

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