Originally posted by greeneyedleo
I had to go back to school to learn this stuff. I could not just learn it in a book and expect to get a job....
While I believe much about college is a farce (IE taking classes that have nothing to do with your major and the costs of it)....I still believe it is
absolutely necessary if you are wanting a certain career.
I guess society is organized like that, if you need 2 applicants for a given job and you received 75 resume, it is easy for you to start sorting that
pile of resume by discarding the one without diploma (make your life easier, may not be the best thing, but save you time).
Obviously the school system (in USA, Canada, most industrialized countries) took a long time to establish itself, with apprenticeship (in the early
days) to more formal curriculum, structure, credits ranking, exams, etc.
That system did function well (and still is) for a very long time, but now with the Internet, capacity of tapping thru teacher knowledge from all over
the world, etc. a revolution is on the way.
Some subjects are more prone to formal training (Engineering, Physician MD, Law school, etc.) but other subjects (computer, programming, video game,
music) are probably learn in a entirely different setting.
How will it evolve, who will pay for what (how does a teacher could built a course, put it on the Internet, answer specific questions, evaluate
students and then give some sort of accreditation (pass course with some credit), get paid for it, etc. This need to be worked out (at least on a
Anyway, I have good memory of my University period (before personal computer era) (I was literally shape by that experience), but today things have
change (the old method won't be toss overnight).