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Mark W. Edmundson

Professor of English

University of Virginia

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New Metric for Colleges:  Graduates' Salaries - New York Times article, September 13, 2013 [cached]

"People are desperate to measure something, so they seize on the wrong things," Mark Edmundson, a professor of English at the University of Virginia (PayScale, 76), told me this week.
"I'm not against people making a living or prospering. But if the objective of an education is to 'know yourself,' it's going to be hard to measure that." Professor Edmundson is author of the recent book "Why Teach? In Defense of a Real Education," which argues that education should transform students by challenging and expanding their conceptions of themselves. "Self-realization doesn't just mean sitting around discussing Plato and Socrates," he said. Professor Edmundson agreed that class distinctions were a red herring, and said that even vocational programs would benefit from courses in the humanities. "Everyone by virtue of being a human being should have a right to think about who they are and what might make them successful," he said. And he challenged the idea that choosing a college or major based on a projected high salary was a sure path to security.

MBR: Library Bookwatch, October 2016 [cached]

Mark Edmundson
Bloomsbury Press 175 Fifth Avenue, Suite 315, New York, NY 10010 A prizewinning scholar and academician, Mark Edmundson is on the faculty of the University of Virginia. In "Why Write?: A Master Class on the Art of Writing and Why it Matters", Professor Edmundson tackles the critically important question that every writer, author, and novelist struggles with at some point in their literary careers in this day and age. Why write when it sometimes feels that so few people really read -- read as if their lives might be changed by what they're reading? Why write, when the world wants to be informed, not enlightened; to be entertained, not inspired? Writing is backbreaking, mindbreaking, lonely work. So why do it? Because writing, as Professor Edmundson explains, is one of the greatest human goods. Writing teaches us to think; it can bring our minds to birth. And once we're at home with words, there are few more pleasurable human activities than writing. Because this is something Professor Edmundson believes everyone ought to know he has created an effectively persuasive defense in behalf of essential reading (both practical and inspiring) for anyone who yearns to be a writer, anyone who simply needs to know how to get an idea across, and anyone else who finds themselves having or wanting to put pen to paper.

The Cyborg Campus [cached]

Mark Edmundson, an English professor at the University of Virginia, writes that there is only one reason students in "the future cyber-dominated world" will wish to talk to and learn from professors.
He explains, "It will not be because we know things (the machines will know more), but for precisely those qualities computers can never have: our ability to pose crucial questions, and also to venture answers to them.

The Association for Computers and the Humanities | Guide to Digital-Humanities Talks at the 2008 MLA Convention [cached]

"Teaching for the Time of No Time," Mark W. Edmundson, University of Virginia

博客存档 - One Schoolhouse [cached]

My Trouble With Mark Edmundson's Trouble With Online Education
Thinking about my own personal affection for some of those lectures, I found the central question from last Thursday's New York Times op-ed from University of Virginia professor Mark Edmundson so interesting: ... Can online education ever be education of the very best sort? Edmundson argues that it cannot be. For Edmundson, the immediacy of a classroom lecture hall can not be brought online because: I get where Edmundson is coming from in setting this model up as the ideal. It was at this point in the article that I realized my troubles with Mark Edmundson's "The Trouble With Online Education." There is No "Education of the Very Best Sort" For Edmundson to claim that there is an ideal classroom for learning in today's world strikes me as misguided and a bit elitist. Whereas Edmundson maintains the college lecture model as the ideal, online education has been pushing the envelope over the last ten years to create more and better personalized learning for students, giving students choice in instruction, format, time, learning needs, learning styles, and more. Students have greater choice and control over what and how they learn, and greater variety of course work from which to choose. Edmundson gives high importance to the immediacy of the classroom.

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