On the Horizon: Volume 12 Issue 2


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Review of three books by university presidents

Robert Scott

Presidential books vary in range and scope. They include memoirs, collections of essays on common or similar themes, topical and exploratory books that examine a single topic and…


The Secular Revolution: Power, Interests, and Conflict in the Secularization of American Public Life

Harvey Sarles

The Secular Revolution is an examination of the means by which the university as an institution enabled the secularization of America. From a dominant Protestant establishment in…


Spinning the Semantic Web

Sasikumar Mukundan

From the quiet new born days of early 1990s, the World Wide Web has had an exponential growth in the last decade or so. From the original goal of sharing research resources, Web…


The Age of Learning: Education and the Knowledge Society

Lynn Elen Burton

This 230 page edited book attempts to capture the ethos of the age of learning and analyze its features. It questions its ethics from a variety of academic perspectives and…


No tears for a dying system, please!

Ken Baskin

Pressure for committees to buy only texts that met their demands for acceptable language and topics has resulted in a degree of censorship. This process took on a life of its own…


The future ... will there be a place for human teachers?

Peter Plantec

Looks at the possible evolution of virtual teachers. They could be designed to teach any subject, while automatically adapting their teaching style to a student's learning style…


Broadband takes off: finally cruising the information superhighway

William E. Halal

Uses the recent penetration of broadband through the 30 percent adoption level to explore its likely impact on society. Drawing on a variety of trend data and examples like South…

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