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And then everything turned to beige… The quantified academic in an age of academic precarity


[It almost feels obscene not to reflect on the events in #Beirut #Paris #Yemen (the list is endless). I am, however, permanently nauseous, speechless and saturated with claims and counter-claims and the increasing evidence that the events of the last … Continue reading

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Practitioners and researchers: an unnatural divide? (#fslt12)


[Image retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/cqnphd2, 28 May 2012] Organising academic conferences (such as the first Unisa ODL international conference) often bring our hidden assumptions and epistemological beliefs to the fore.  For example, choosing a theme, inviting keynote speakers and considering the ‘structure’ … Continue reading

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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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