Monthly Archives: January 2012

Confronting the empire: accreditation and validation of research in higher education (#change11)


[Image retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/786af4q, 31 January 2012] While this week is a “break” week in the change mooc, I decided to reflect on the article to which I referred last week – Rhoades, R.A. 2011. The U.S. research university as … Continue reading

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The social capital of accreditation in higher education (#change11)


[Image retrieved from http://www.businessearth.com/social-capital-understand-grow/ 25 January 2012] Following from this week’s post “The selfish giant and the unlocking of the gates of higher education” and the discussions that followed from it; I realised that there is more to the issue … Continue reading

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The selfish giant and the unlocking of the gates of elitist higher education (#change11)


[Image retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/7kq5lra on 24 January 2012] Engaging with this week’s mooc  reading, “Unlocking the Gates. How and why leading universities are opening up access to their courses” by Taylor Walsh, (in conjunction with Ithaka S+R); left me tossing … Continue reading

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Of rainforests, Ferraris and open distance learning (#change11)


[Ferrari image retrieved from http://automotivecarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Ferrari-F430.jpg, 18 January 2012 and the rainforest image retrieved from http://www.squidoo.com/save-amazon-river-wildlife-and-conserve-rainforest-amazon-animals-plants, 18 January 2012] In this week’s change.mooc.ca, David Snowden is our host and provocateur and what a privilege it is to engage with his work. … Continue reading

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Of dinosaurs, brick and mortar higher education and other big dying things (#change11)


                [Image retrieved from http://www.geekologie.com/2007/09/get_your_very_own_pet_dinosaur.php 12 January 2012] In this week’s change mooc, Irvine and Code introduced the question regarding the future of “brick and mortar” universities. Higher education in general, and “brick … Continue reading

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Another brick in the wall? Reflections on higher education in the 21st century (#change11)


[Image retrieved from http://www.nichefoto.com/view.php?id=4368 11 January 2012) In this week’s focus in change.mooc.ca , Valerie Irvine and Jillian Code invited us to reflect on the future of “brick and mortar” universities in the light of some of the challenges these … Continue reading

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2011 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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