[volt-nuts] do you like Labview in your labs?
Marvin E. Gozum
marvin.gozum at jefferson.edu
Tue Dec 7 00:07:45 UTC 2010
Until the curruculum committee meets, often just yearly, and approves
any tools to substitute or add, the existing ones remain. If a
committee perceives future employers find Mathlab and Labview skills
a plus, and now they have been substituted or eliminated, will it be
a handicap? How much evaluation exams or skills test are tied into a
tool? Many schools, for example, do not approve of Wikipedia for
reasons outlined here:
You can disagree, but administration generally makes all the
rules. Its the speed of bureaucracy.
When I was in college I was the transition group to last use slide
rule and math tables. The committee didn't know how to deal with it;
in a relatively short time it would make obsolete a skill taught for
over 100 years to technical majors. Calculators were widespread, but
it was still not approved.
At 09:34 AM 12/6/2010, shalimr9 at gmail.com wrote:
>I don't understand why the university would force the students to
>use Matlab (even though they provide a free login, this login
>expires when the class is over) when quality free tools like Octave
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