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February 2002


Published in Loex News: Affiliated with Eastern Michigan University's Learning Resources and Technologies Volume 29, Number 1, Spring 2002, pp. 9-10. Content not peer-reviewed.


In response to the article in the Winter 2001 LOEX Newsletter, “Making Student-Friendly Instruction: Education or Edutainment?” a distinction was made between “our need to educate” and “our students’ desire to be entertained.” No one is denying the fact Mr. Bridges’ argument that “knowing how to do research, learning techniques for note taking or writing a proper footnote or bibliography is a serious exercise.” But I question the tone and need for strictly traditional methods in teaching these skills to the “modern student” expressed in the article.