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Friday, June 14, 2013

"The sharing of original insights based on current research is the dull practice of 'writing one's own lectures'"

Here's a good example of what happens when words mean the opposite of what they are supposed to mean:

The defense of face­to­face teaching is reinterpreted as a lack of care for students “shut out” of traditional courses. The sharing of original insights based on current research is the dull practice of “writing one's own lectures” or “one­way delivery of content,” while the use of class time to administer a commercial educational product is “student centered” and modern.

Read the whole thing. Leslie Bary's article on the value of faculty governance is an extremely important statement, one that I will be sharing with my colleagues on faculty senate here. The paragraph I saw here is also cited on Clarissa's blog, but I had noticed it before on earlier drafts of Leslie's article.

1 comment:

Leslie said...

With luck, by the time school starts the longer version will be in Academe. It exhorts people to do even more.

But the avant-garde is pro-MOOC it seems, or partially pro-MOOC so the anti-MOOC argument isn't the strongest. The longer piece cites an article by Eric Margolis from 2013 which describes his fully entrepreneurialized university, ASU, and your senators should seriously read that.