The World Is Open: How Technology is Changing Education

A college student can earn a real degree from a reputable university without ever setting foot on campus. Anyone with internet access can watch lectures from classes at Harvard, Princeton, MIT and elsewhere. There’s no doubt that technology is changing the way we learn and teach. Is learning online as good as learning on campus? Do employers doubt the legitimacy of degrees earned online? Listen to the Show

New School Year Begins For Catholic Students

Thousands of students in the Cathlolic Archiocese of Louisville school system are returning to class this week, many of them on Wednesday. Superintendent Leisa Schulz says total enrollment is expected to exceed 20,000.           One school, Saint Mary Academy, is operating on a new campus in eastern Jefferson County.  “Saint Mary is our latest regional… Continue reading New School Year Begins For Catholic Students

Tech Talk

Fans lined up last week to get the newest incarnation of a little gadget called the iPhone – maybe you’ve heard of it? Twitter has gone mainstream now that Oprah, CNN, and many of our elected officials are tweeting. Social networks were shut down in China and have been a pipeline of information from Iran. There’s always something new to talk about when technology’s on the table. Listen to the Show

The Fight For Five Percent

For a story on how local stations are handling the four month delay in the DTV transition, I interviewed area media critic Rick Redding. He said about five percent of Louisvillians aren’t ready for the transition, and he speculated that WLKY, WDRB, WHAS and WAVE are delaying their transition in part to keep their share of that 5%.

The Digital Divide in the Workplace

A 23 year old recent college graduate probably can’t remember a time without the internet. For her, there have always been voicemail and portable video games, and it’s always been possible to get a computer small enough to fit into a backpack. A 53 year old saw the first calculator small enough to fit into your pocket developed while in high school, and the first primitive word processors were introduced by graduation time. What do these two have in common? Their workplace. This Wednesday we’ll take a look at the technology gap that can exist between workers of different ages & skill levels, and how companies can help them work together effectively. Listen to the Show