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History and Future of Higher Education
In this course we will learn about the features of higher education that were designed specifically to prepare workers and leaders for the Industrial Age, and we'll consider ways that, together, we can change learning, inside of school and out.
Notes on 1 Lectures I Watched in This Course:
The Four Information Ages
3 Vocabulary Words I Learned in this Course:
Roman à clef, n. [rah-mohn-ah-CLAY] a novel about real life, overlaid with a façade of fiction, the key is the relationship between the nonfiction and the fiction, this key may be produced separately by the author, or implied through the use of epigraphs or other literary techniques  "The first American novel, "The Power of Sympathy" (1789) by William Hill Brown, was a Roman à clef which portrayed Perez Morton and James Bowdoin as villains under different names in the novel."
cuneiform, n. one of the earliest known systems of writing, distinguished by its wedge-shaped marks on clay tablets, made by means of a blunt reed for a stylus  "Dinger is a cuneiform sign, most commonly the determinative for "deity" although it has related meanings as well."
duodecimo, n. a size of paper, and the size of a popular kind of 19th century novel, so called because it is originally made by folding and cutting a single sheet from a printing press into 12 leaves  "Nineteenth century women would sew an extra piece of cloth on the inside of their dress which could conceal a duodecimo novel, allowing them to read it without others knowing."
1 Flashcards I Recorded in this Course:
who wrote what is considered to be the first American novel?
"The Power of Sympathy" (1789) by William Hill Brown