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… writes at length, and writes well, about the whirling words of the university technoworld. An excerpt:

In the old days, professors would come to class and lecture; it was like watching a live performance. Students would interact with each other through conversation guided by the professor. Thanks to the wonders of technology, students now sit in a darkened room and watch PowerPoint presentations. Posting to an online forum to respond to posted comments your classmates have made is in no way the same as having a actual conversation in the classroom.

… Face-to-face is now my preferred method of communication …

Like so many others – professors, administrators, and students – she has come ’round to the shocking proposition that the best way to exchange important ideas with other human beings is directly.

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