Then again, with all the dross out in the world, some people/students
should never be allowed to make a film/video.

On 24/04/2014 8:12 am, "Aaron F. Ross" <> wrote:

>It's true, professors with tenure can ignore the changing times.
>There's no accountability and no consequences, so tenured professors
>can be rigid, inflexible, and anachronistic, and get away with it.
>But of course, that is doing the students a disservice. There's a
>huge disconnect between academia and the real world, and young people
>know it.
>In a way, the decline of tenure and the expansion of adjunct hires is
>good for students. It's bad from a labor perspective, but at least it
>keeps fresh blood coming in. Adjuncts have to continually
>prove/improve themselves, and can't rest on their laurels. Ever.
>Regarding technology, I'm a selective adopter. Just because something
>is new does not make it good. But the corollary to this is that just
>because something is familiar does not make it good, either. We all
>must think critically about technology if we are to be effective
>educators, makers, and even consumers. Control the tools, or they
>will control you.
>The fresco analogy unintentionally makes the opposite point. Art
>schools don't teach fresco painting anymore, except as an extremely
>specialist subject. Oil painting is a widely adopted technique that
>has immediate application across the board. Fresco painting is, for
>the most part, a dead art. So, in fact, students should not be
>required to learn it.
>If you want to piss off students, wasting their time and money, then
>by all means, make them learn some specialized, anachronistic subject
>that has little or no application in the real world.
>At 4/23/2014, you wrote:
>>But you _can_ reject the technology.  Not at all times, nor
>>throughout the whole program.  But, just because oil painting exists
>>does not mean that art students shouldn't learn how to make frescos.
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