Thursday, August 20, 2009
Professors are almost as notorious as doctors for their bad handwriting, but in our case, it is writ large on the blackboard or whiteboard or smartboard or ELMO or whatever you are using for in-class spur-of-the-moment writing. But even if your handwriting is a model of the Palmer method, can your students read it?
This story in the online edition of the Times Argus (Vermont) claims that today's millennial generation is "increasingly cursive illiterate." They can't read cursive (a "secret code" to some). They can't write it, either. But why should they, proficient as they are with computer keyboards and iPhone texting?
Maybe this is one of the reasons digital signatures were invented.
hat tip: Jessie Wallace Burchfield