Wake Up and Smell the New Epistemology

Tim Clydesdate, Tidsskriftet for Universiteternes Efter- og Videreuddannelse, Jan 20, 2009
Commentary by Stephen Downes

"A better and more productive response begins with us - faculty members and administrators. We cannot expect a skeptical populace to reverse course of its own accord. The onus is on us to better convey the value that a robust intellectual life adds to the public good. And we need to begin by respecting our students (and the wider public) not just as persons but as the arbiters of knowledge that they have become." Translation: academics, get over yourselves, get out there in public and do some real work, and do it openly where everyone can see and if necessary criticize. Via Diigo.
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