Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Value of an Education in the Humanities
Adam Frank in "What is the Value of an Education in the Humanities," makes interesting points about this new world we live in. Not only has the economics of higher education changed, but we've reached a point where separating the humanities from technology isn't wise. He writes:
"The point: The old barriers between the humanities and technology are falling. Historians now use big data techniques to ask their human-centered questions. Engineers use the same methods — but with an emphasis on human interfaces — to answer their own technology-oriented questions." As you read the article he lists technologies, including GIS, that every student should know how to use.