Perhaps we should be asking WHY is the education industry SO SLOW to catch up with what the world is doing? We need to be looking upstream, seeing why we can't move this thing along.
Let me use a metaphor I heard on NPR the other day:
"A person is coming down the river, and they're drowning, and you jump in and pull them out. And then they come down again, and you pull them out. Next. Two. Three. Four. Five. At some point, you have to go up the river and take care of the spot where they're all falling in."
I hope your conference panel and attendees can address the issue of WHERE people keep falling in the water. That would make a bigger difference, don't you think?
Thank you for bringing this issue to the fore. I think it's time HE institutions take another look at CBE if they aren't doing so already.
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