At Times Higher Education, Cathy Davidson, Ruth F. DeVarney professor of English and John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute professor of interdisciplinary studies at Duke University,
is calling on higher education to re-think how and what it teaches in light of the "end to end" nature of communications in the digital age.
"So Last Century" is worth a read — and so are the comments posted by readers in response.
Davidson looks at the problem of higher education's relevance through the lens of job skills. Does the problem look different when viewed through the lens of citizenship — that is, the skills needed for meaningful participation in a democracy?