Normally, I try to introduce you to new concepts and ideas through the “Matt Filter.” That is, I share my opinion on a given pedagogy, technology, theory, or news event along with that pedagogy, technology, theory, or news event. Today, I thought I would try something new….
Why would I do this? A couple reasons actually.
- You may not always agree with me.
- Someone else may say it better.
- It’s good to read what other professionals (in addition to me) think about current events in higher ed and educational technologies.
Normally, I would address these issues thought hyperlinks directly to the source, but today I’ll leave out my opinions and only provide the links with a brief introduction so you know what you’re getting into.
If, after following these links you’d like to hear my opinion, follow up, and I’d be happy to share it with you.
Hacking the Academy, about academe in the digital age, was compiled from blog posts and Twitter messages posted during a single week last year. The book is now out and freely available online, courtesy of MPublishing, the publishing division of the University of Michigan Library. It has sections on ‘Hacking Scholarship,” “Hacking Teaching,” and “Hacking Institutions.”
From Daniel F. Sullivan’s “Worried? I’m Terrified” Inside Higher Education article dated October 31, 2011.
“I read with great interest Kevin Kiley’s October 10 Inside Higher Ed piece — “Starting to Worry” — which uses Smith College’s very interesting and valuable “Futures Initiative” planning process as a “take-off” to rehearse again a narrative about what’s wrong with higher education in America. While that article focused on elite residential liberal arts colleges, there is a push across all sectors of higher education to consider a radical shift away from proven modes of teaching and learning, with arguably the greatest pressure coming on institutions without the resources of Smith and others discussed in that piece.”