The Future for Our Students

A student this morning borrowed my fob to open a classroom door.  As she returned it, she said she wished she had one for her front door.  One swipe and it would open. It occurred to me later that in her lifetime she will probably have a door on a house that will recognize her presence and let her in automatically.

We do not do enough thinking about what students will need to know for a life that will extend sixty years into the future.  I forecast that they will need more ideas and ideals and less computational algorithms.


About jrh794

I am a sixty-five year old math instructor at Southern Oregon University. I taught at the College of the Siskiyous in Weed California for twenty-six years. Prior to that I worked as a computer programmer, carpenter and in various other jobs. I graduated from Rice University in 1967 and have a MS in Operations Research from Stanford. In the past I have hand-built a stone house and taken long solo bicycle tours. Now I ride my mountain bike and play golf for recreation.
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