Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Redefining the goals of a PhD program/degree

I found the opinions expressed in this article extremely interesting and true. The extreme specialization offered from PhD systems today makes their outcome interesting and relevant to a very small part of the general crowd. I truly believe that in iSchools the barriers across disciplines are indeed less strict but maybe we need to put even more effort. Definitely there are many challenges that we need to account for, for the reformation discussed in the article, but this article is a start to stimulate more thoughts and to motivate taking actions towards this direction.