academiavsnewmedia (ThoughtStorms)

(ReadWith) EducationExploded

Is traditional academia challenged, reinvigorated or outmoded by a new network of information sharers? Some discussions

Themes :

The challenge

Good :

Bad :


** PhilAgre/HowToNetworkInAcademia,

** NetworkEpistemology



How is academia adapting?

SunirShah is starting to put together a great paper on the role of new media (especially wiki) in disrupting academia : See Meatball:OpenAcademics, Meatball:NetworkAcademics, Meatball:HistoryOfAcademia

: I don't see so much threat from ResearchCentres though. Perhaps I'm naive.

: Also claims WikisAsOralCulture

Anyway, this is also a good excuse for a meta-discussion on ThoughtStormsVsMeatBall


** Are Doctorates Worthwhile? :

** QualityControl in academic publishing on the web :

Academic / Technical divide in social computing :

Interesting thought :

Software people are often in the vanguard of internet-fueled sociological trends - so if there's a shift from formal university training to free-form, self-teaching, then you'd expect to see it in computer science before most other subjects. Particularly as this is probably the field that generates and consumes more knowledge via amateur OnlineWriting than any other.

Academic denied tenure. Was it his blog?

How easy is it to cheat? A market in essays :

RobertXCringely has the next generation given up on the idea of school? : (Interesting (Interesting note OnStandards)

: continues (maybe he's given up the idea too) :

DisruptingClass seems to be a book / blog by ClaytonChristian :


See also :

CategoryInformationalism, CategoryEducation