Universities Go Digital
Saint Mary's professor Barry Eckhouse was quoted in a Contra Costa Times story about college professors adapting new technology to classroom use.
The article read in part:
The only thing many instructors can do is pay attention to innovations and use them creatively, said Saint Mary's College professor Barry Eckhouse, director of the campus Faculty Center for the Advancement of Technology, which acquaints teachers with new technology.
"I think the pressure on faculty is to recognize that there's a level of digital literacy (with incoming students) that wasn't there when they were students," Eckhouse said. "Any attempt by faculty to pretend they're on the cutting edge is like professors in their 60s and 70s trying to be part of the Free Speech Movement. The students are smarter than that."