The “End of College”? Not so fast

A recently-published book, The End of college: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere, by New American educational analyst Kevin Carey, has received a lot of media attention.  Carey predicts that most colleges as we know them today will likely disappear, and be replaced by online courses that will be widely and …

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Java Gotchas

I was writing what should have been (and, in the end, was) a very simple Java program yesterday. It wound up taking considerably longer than it should have, due to my tripping over two “gotchas”, which I will document here for my own benefit (the next time I trip over them). Issue 1: Importing from …

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