04/30/16

Millennials, Males – Modern Men?

Big Red Car here on the heels of a Texas thunderstorm of respectable proportions. Lightning, thunder, rain, wind — ah, we love the rain this time of year in Texas. Last night we got it. Big time. Let’s talk millennials, shall we?

So the Big Red Car has been thinking about Millennials, particularly the male of the species. They are coming in for a lot of criticism and the Big Red Car wants to provide some helpful suggestions of how y’all might slip the noose and bit. Not a very deep thought but it is Saturday morning.

Millenials?

Here goes.

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09/12/15

The MOOC Comes of Age in Texas — Freshman Year for Free!

Big Red Car here. So, you don’t know what a MOOC is, do you?

A MOOC is a Massive Open Online Course and it is the promise of the Internet writ large.

In this instance, Texas State University in San Marcos — just a few miles south of Austin — has made it possible to use MOOCs to place out of a student’s entire freshman year. In effect, free tuition for your freshman year.

Hey, Big Red Car, that sounds like a revolutionary idea. Is it?

Well, yes, dear reader, it is. Let me ‘splain it to y’all. Continue reading