The next moves in higher education could be critical to its future, but I see so much moribund thinking. I’m especially bothered by how our ‘subject area’ is taught – web applications, new media, social – or rather, not taught. But, the bigger picture is also really concerning, even to late-comers like me. Some colleagues are busy with their online more »
We’ve been having a few interesting conversations about Ron Barnett. He’s the man of the moment, standing fast against the dark forces of moribund sameness that pervade the halls and low budget coffee areas of higher education.
I have just submitted a paper for my ‘Theoretical Perspectives on Learning and Teaching in Higher Education’ module, part of the MA in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: “Changing Purposes and Priorities in Higher Education”. It’s a 5500 word essay on the university in a supercomplex age, Ronald Barnett provides core theory while other voices babble around him. Plagued more »
[Img: part of my living room – is it techy, arty, muso, or academic?] It’s come to my notice recently that some ‘esteemed’ colleagues seem to be under the wildly inaccurate impression that technically minded people (whatever that means…) cannot be very academic. Maybe they think of them as slightly illiterate even. Certainly not the sort of people who are more »
http://www.netmagazine.com/features/using-right-tone-voice-your-brand I have talked over and over ’til I’m blue in the face about being nice online. Being friendly in emails, being approachable with the written word. Being, you know, relaxed. In academia this seems to be a lost message. We do sooo much to prove how clever and informed and well researched we are in our papers, lecture materials more »