End the University As We Know It

Mark C. Taylor, New York Times, Apr 29, 2009
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Following close on the heels of the David Wiley's 'end of the university' interview comes a less-informed but more widely circulated (isn't that always the way?) copycat article from the New York Times. But while Wiley goes in one direction, speaking of a muich more distributed and learner-centered world, Mark Taylor takes a much more managerial approach: "If American higher education is to thrive in the 21st century, colleges and universities, like Wall Street and Detroit, must be rigorously regulated and completely restructured." It`s an interesting argument - but the problems facing education are more like the problems facing newspapers and broadcasting, not the problems facing finance and manufacturing. There's a lot more commentary on this, including posts from John Connell, Dan Coleman, Crooked Timber, Daniel Lemire.
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