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Humboldt was able to spend more time on writing up his research. Spanish American expedition, —[ edit ] Alexander von Humboldt's Latin American expedition Seeking a foreign expedition[ edit ] With the financial resources to finance his scientific travels, he sought a ship on a major expedition.
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Meantime, he went to Paris where his brother Wilhelm was now living. Paris was a great center of scientific learning and his brother and sister-in-law Caroline were well connected in those circles.
Louis-Antoine de Bougainville urged Humboldt to accompany him on a major expedition, likely to last five years, but the French revolutionary Directoire placed Nicolas Baudin at the head of it rather than the aging scientific traveler. He had already selected scientific instruments for his voyage. Discouraged, the two left Paris for Marseilleswhere they hoped to join Napoleon Bonaparte in Egypt.
But North Africans were in revolt against the French invasion in Egypt and French authorities refused permission to travel. Humboldt and Bonpland eventually found their way to Madridwhere their luck changed spectacularly. Baron Forell had an interest in mineralogy and science endeavors and inclined to help Humboldt. The Bourbon Reforms sought to reform administration of the realms and revitalize their economies.
For Humboldt, "the confluent effect of the Bourbon revolution in government and the Spanish Enlightenment had created ideal conditions for his venture.
These were lengthy, state-sponsored enterprises to gather information about plants and animals from the Spanish realms, assess economic possibilities, and provide plants and seeds for the Royal Botanical Garden in Madrid founded Spain under the Hapsburg monarchy had guarded its realms against foreigner travelers and intruders.
The Bourbon monarch was open to Humboldt's proposal. With Humboldt's experience working for the absolutist Prussian monarchy as a government mining official, Humboldt had both the academic training and experience of working well within a bureaucratic structure. Oil painting by Eduard Ender Humboldt had not mapped out a specific plan of exploration, so that the change did not upend a fixed itinerary.
He later wrote that the diversion to Venezuela made possible his explorations along the Orinoco River to the border of Portuguese Brazil. With the diversion, the Pizarro encountered two large dugout canoes each carrying 18 Guayaqui Indians. The Pizarro's captain accepted the offer of one of them to serve as pilot. Humboldt hired this Indian, named Carlos del Pino, as a guide.
Cacao plantations were the most profitable as world demand for chocolate rose. Also described the Guanoco asphalt lake as "The spring of the good priest" "Quelle des guten Priesters". Around 19 MarchHumboldt and Bonpland discovered dangerous electric eelswhose shock could kill a man. To catch them, locals suggested they drive wild horses into the river, which brought the eels out from the river mud, and resulted in a violent confrontation of eels and horses, some of which died.
Humboldt and Bonpland captured and dissected some eels, which retained their ability to shock; both received potentially dangerous electric shocks during their investigations. The encounter made Humboldt think more deeply about electricity and magnetism, typical of his ability to extrapolate from an observation to more general principles.
Humboldt laid to rest the persistent myth of Walter Raleigh 's Lake Parime by proposing that the seasonal flooding of the Rupununi savannah had been misidentified as a lake. Humboldt, who was already in Cuba, interceded with crown officials in Havana, as well as giving them money and clothing. Fraser obtained permission to remain in Cuba and explore.
Humboldt entrusted Fraser with taking two cases of Humboldt and Bonpland's botanical specimens to England when he returned, for eventual conveyance to the German botantist Willdenow in Berlin.
Humboldt is considered to be the "second discoverer of Cuba" due to the scientific and social research he conducted on this Spanish colony.
During an initial three-month stay at Havanahis first tasks were to properly survey that city and the nearby towns of GuanabacoaRegla and Bejucal. Those three areas were, at the time, the first frontier of sugar production in the island. During those trips, Humboldt collected statistical information on Cuba's population, production, technology and trade, and with Arango, made suggestions for enhancing them.
He predicted that the agricultural and commercial potential of Cuba was huge and could be vastly improved with proper leadership in the future.
On their way back to Europe from Mexico on their way to the United States, Humboldt and Bonpland stopped again in Cuba, leaving from the port of Veracruz and arriving in Cuba on 7 Januarystaying until 29 April In Cuba, he collected plant material and made extensive notes.
Mutis was generous with his time and gave Humboldt access to the huge pictorial record he had compiled since This type of careful recording meant that even if specimens were not available to study at a distance, "because the images traveled, the botanists did not have to.
This was a world record at the time, but a thousand feet short of the summit.
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Even before Humboldt and Bonpland started on their way to New Spain's capital on Mexico's central plateau, Humboldt realized the captain of the vessel that brought them to Acapulco had reckoned its location incorrectly. I looked at separating the functions of a university: These need not be accomplished all in the same space.
I fear that everyone will get the same degree as this replaces high school, and perhaps the advanced education will eliminate courses such as liberal arts and focus on the technical aspects of a select few majors. It is possible that brings the move to hybrid and that my scenario is, say, They will probably still require some form of residence, but of much shorter duration, say two years, doubling their throughput.
Schools will continue to build their reputations through research and even increase the balance in that direction by sharing courses among themselves and creating something like a conglomerate of like schools—think Ivy League conglomerate.
Whether a student is in India, China, or rural West Virginia, they will all have access to a better education. Technology and more customizing your experience are two of these ways. In addition, since professors at leading universities are rewarded on research, not teaching, there is little incentive to learn new technologies and introduce them to the classroom.
Regrettably large universities lack the nimbleness to be able to adapt to rapidly changing realities. The system of higher education as someone who has spent the last 20 years at major universities is already broken, but instead of changing to make a university education more relevant, we herd students into larger and larger lectures and ask them to regurgitate esoteric facts.
Budgetary limitations are one cause; the faculty not wishing to try something new is a significant additional cause. The problem is not the technology but the training in how to use it.
Too many faculty members are frankly not equipped to make the shift; they do not have the time or the incentive to learn new ways of teaching. At the community college level, the disjunction is worse—faculty are not compensated for anything but student contact time and thus have zero incentive to learn anything more than the absolute minimum they need to know to conduct their jobs. The problem, frankly, is the lack of respect for teaching as a profession, including the lack of compensation at the basic levels.
As a society we reward specialists, not generalists. I can appreciate that technology is offering us many new ways of connecting to each other and to different expressions of information, but we are still primarily interested in passing what we each personally understand over to young people, whom we hope will develop a similar understanding.
That requires a personal connection. Those technologies that deepen those connections will flourish, but not quickly enough to completely remake the educational process in nine years. Inmost universities will be bankrupt, tenured professors will be unemployed, and young adults will be walking the streets, looking for work or Choice Two: Incolleges and universities will be growing at a fast pace, there will be a shortage of skilled and learned teachers, and student learning will blossom in this environment.
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And why should they? At present they have a lucrative monopoly. In what other industry do you see such runaway price increases? Many classes can be very effectively delivered online, but disciplines within the humanities that require critical thinking, interactive discourse, and effective oral or written expression are a much knottier problem.
I can see small shifts in programs and classes offered, but only from pressure from employers asking for graduates to be more learned in certain areas. I have yet to see a visionary higher education institution embrace the potential of new technologies and the pace of the demand. I think one-year advanced degrees and certifications should be developed; more online and group learning and more leadership in general from universities need to be displayed. A shift to customized outcomes runs counter to the entire idea of a liberal arts education, and faculty will not stand for that.
Additionally, cash-obsessed conservatives are slashing education budgets in a way that will prevent universities from making innovative changes—they will struggle just to maintain the status quo. It will evolve much more slowly, though there will be an increase in strategic uses of online learning. In the s, we talked about the exciting promises of distance learning and on-campus technology, only to meet the inertia of the administration and educators, as well as students.
Certainly, education continues to evolve. However, expecting a dramatic change by may be a bit sensationalistic. Given a longer timeline, say 25 years, I would agree, but the people who will be attending colleges in are alive today and are attending extremely conventional elementary schools, for the most part.
For a change of the sort sketched in the question, we would have to see a fragmenting of the consensus about higher education and a paradigm-based battle between revolutionaries and conservatives of the form that Thomas Kuhn outlined in The Structure Of Scientific Revolutions. While there are increasing pockets of innovation, this is not pervasive. Undergraduate teaching may be slower to adopt these tools than on the graduate and post-graduate levels of higher education.
Ann Mosher, who serves as a communications officer at a U. They are ocean liners that take a long time to alter their course to avoid obstacles. Smaller, less prestigious universities and colleges may be more nimble in the water, like a ferry, and embrace technology to support less on-campus time. We need a broader vision of what it means to educate, not just how to integrate technology. This means we need to redefine what it means to both teach and learn.
Tuition is rising too fast, and higher education is on a path to pricing itself out of the market. Already, the earning potential of some degrees in the liberal arts does not justify the costs, particularly in light of crushing student loan debt. In the face of increasing use of Web-based instruction, universities continue to build physical buildings; it seems donors are less impressed with having a website named for them than a chemistry building or art gallery.
New technologies make it possible to obtain knowledge on the Web for free or at low cost. However, higher education has a monopoly on degrees and accreditation. This will hold up until employers lose faith in the value of those degrees. There is a precarious bubble; nevertheless, I do not think the bubble will burst by At some point, the changes technology has to offer increase at a speed that creates difficulties for most people.
The traditional universities will eventually be forced to move to these more innovative approaches, but it will take much longer for them to get there. Education all the way from bottom to top should be shifting to a more go-at-your-own-pace system to allow for those who are gifted to proceed quickly and those less-so to take it at a pace where they will still continue without being pushed through without the fundamentals.
I think there will still be in-person and on-campus attendance—but driven by the students as much as by the universities. The courses I teach are online courses for both residential grad students and working professionals getting an advanced degree. While class members like the convenience of studying when and where they want through technology, there is still a strong desire to be able to meet in person, at least occasionally. Thus, education is blended, and course selection is also a decision about course delivery.
Specialized courses will stay residential. This pressure is likely to lead to many colleges creating tuition swaps so that they can specialize in mass class delivery or in particular niche areas. The humanities, basic social sciences and general education, will be discounted to the point of being a commodity. For graduate education, and particularly professional graduate education, will have shifted to be more on-demand and online, with limited physical residencies and a huge variety of ways to offer courses.
Nearly all students take notes in class using a laptop. Exams are nearly always taken over the computer at any time during a five-day period. All assignments are submitted online. My university, like many, uses Moodle. During lectures, students will Google additional information on the topic for example, the latest statistics on video gaming addition and often will purchase the e-book version of a resource suggested by the teacher.
Between Google Books and other online libraries, it is possible for any student to do the type of high-level research that could only be done at the major universities a decade ago. I can sit in my living room at 2 a. Libraries will turn themselves much more into quiet study and communal learning spaces for students, making best use of the latest interactive whiteboard and conferencing technology to augment the learning and work experience.
I believe there will always be a place for face-to-face tutorials and dusty bookcases, and they will, in fact, be seen as a mark of quality. In short, more students will be getting their hands dirty—in a very good way. Again, expect most brick-and-mortar colleges to continue to graduate students who know little to nothing about the working world.
There will still be on-campus, in-person classes, but technology will enable and facilitate interactions among different classes on different continents and across multiple disciplines.
Practicums, internships, and study abroad are growing as students realize the need to have such experiences to be competitive in the tight job market. These practical, in-the-world experiences are being augmented by online meetings and classes, tying together the learnings in the classroom and the learnings in the field.
Especially for these older students, courses will emphasize applied theory. By this time, some schools will be experimenting with modular classes, allowing students to select components of a class outline, rather than be required to undertake each element in order to successfully complete a specific class. Another time, I was cold calling leads when I reached a guy who must have had a bad day.
I got off that call feeling like a punching bag. Kristine Hankins, the runner My first job out of college was in cold calling. You got the usual people who would screen their calls only to respond to your email the next minute, and the people who just wanted to talk but would never let you get a word in edgewise.
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One time, though, I got a very different response. I hung up before I could hear his full pickup line. Alina Kors, the hacker This story is a cold calling nightmare for the recipient, but a win for me! Most of the major corporations I used to call at my old job use the same directory system, called Audix. All of a sudden everyone was exposed, and they were all taking our calls! On one call, though, the person I was calling decided to turn the tables.
While on the call, he actually sent me a LinkedIn request to connect.