“Colleges Must Reconstruct the Unity of Knowledge” discussed how liberal arts needs to be reintroduced into the education of college students, which is something I wholeheartedly agree with. I first came to PSU with the intention of studying a liberal arts degree myself since I had no idea what I wanted to do right out of high school. I was shocked to discover that it’s no longer offered here since I know people that have graduated from PSU with a liberal arts degree. I wanted to go in that direction because I had a teacher in my high school that told me how valuable they are after college, and the article agrees. “higher-education reform must focus on a revival of the liberal arts,” it said. Now I’m going to try to build my own major that will provide me with the skills that I am interested in to be able to survive in the ever-changing job world.
“The Web We Need to Give Students” discussed how the use of the domains that we are beginning to use and how they will affect our education process. The second article states, “Having one’s own domain means that students have much more say over what they present to the world, in terms of their public profiles, professional portfolios, and digital identities.” This is a very important statement to remember when posting stuff publicly on the internet, since at the click of the button, possible employers can see everything thats been on your twitter, so livetweeting about the illegal things you’re doing at a party may seem funny then, but not in three years when you’re trying to get a job. I’ve tried to stay off of social media entirely so nothing could be used against me, so I just have to be careful like everyone else should be.
“Do I Own My Domain if You Grade It?” talked about how our writing for a grade would heavily influence how the domain’s content would be written since it counts either for or against you. “The web is a network for conversations, and if students still see their audience as a teacher with a red pen, then nothing changes.” There are pros and cons of this, but one thing that the article pointed out was that it trains people to be careful of what they put on the internet since it’s not an outlet such at facebook nor twitter. Which like I stated before, would be helpful towards students futures.