Openness in education or OEP is perhaps the most important development in higher education during the past decade. The movement has resulted in dozens of education collaboratives, millions of open resources, and new educational, learning, and business models,
The second half of the Introduction to A Free and Ordered Space is a lot less playful than the first. Here Giamatti points to the nature, purposes, and failings of the University, preparing the reader for the body of work included in the book.
In the introduction of A Free and Ordered Space, Ruminations on University Presidency, Giamatti parodies his experience as president of Yale University, and the university broadly, foreshadowing the rise of the corporate university.
In the coming months I plan to use “A Free and Ordered Space: The Real World of the University” by A. Bartlett Giamatti as a source and sounding-board for my thinking about higher education.
More than a week or so ago James Lang wrote the first part of a series published in the Chronicle of Higher Education, titled Why Don’t They Apply What They’ve Learned, Part I. In the article Lang questions why many students do not seem to be able to apply previously learned knowledge over time and across courses (and more generally across circumstances).
Ginsberg’s The Fall of the Faculty: The rise of the all-administrative university and why it matters, serves as a sounding board for a larger discussion about the roles of academic and administrative parts of the university community and ultimately the value of a university education.
Although this is a little off topic, I wanted to just put this out there. I may be stretching the point of the article a bit beyond reason, but this is where it led me. I recently read the Ernst & Young report titled “CIO…