"Does college matter?", from Kathy Sierra. This is one of Kathy's older post, July 14, 2005.
"I'm no longer convinced that we should assume a traditional four-year college should be the automatic default for all high school grads, esepcially given the state of these institutions today. And I seriously wish people would stop looking at me with pity and concern, shaking their head when they realize Skyler ("but she always seemed so bright...") isn't going to a "real" college. Wake up and smell the 21st century... "
Here's a recent video of what college students are up to these days.
Jon Udell has more here, "The once and future university"drupal website application development web design website development sharing mashups employees connecting collaborating education knowledge learning students social productivity