Rethinking the Traditional College Course

A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education explored what the future of the traditional college course might look like. The author, Jeffrey Young, writes:

“In an era when students can easily grab material online, including lectures by gifted speakers in every field, a learning environment that avoids courses completely—or seriously reshapes them—might produce a very effective new form of college.”

Young goes on to quote from a talk given by Randy Bass at the Educause Learning Initiative annual meeting in February. Video from that talk, “The Problem of Learning in the Post-Course Era,” is available on the ELI website.