Learning Web Skills in Higher Education – a discussion point

http://www.alistapart.com/articles/elevatewebdesignattheuniversitylevel

I have bookmarked this with Delicious but I just wanted to draw some attention to it in a post.

One of the things I always regret about my Uni days is that the skills I learned on a couple of my courses I was never able to apply in a real life environment. One of these was the web course where, upon graduating, I had to relearn everything on my first job. Admittedly my skills increased exponentially, however I feel that the course should have provided current skills rather than the outdated stuff we actualy learned.

I have, for a couple of years, been contemplating moving into higher education as a career. Shout out in the comments; how valid do you feel that current higher education courses in web based skills currently are? What do you think is missing and how can courses be more forward thinking?

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