Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Academic conundrums

Tonight my main post elsewhere is Belshaw’s World – Barratt’s story: can the academic present measure up to its past?. I have a part completed post on MOOC, all these things link, that I will bring up tomorrow.

In reading books such as that of Paul Barratt Snr, I react along several dimensions: one is history, a second my response to current circumstances, Seriously, how can a teaching academic even maintain currency when they don't have time to research and reflect? 


Evan said...

They can't. But they can increase their score by publishing lots of quicky publication on the latest controversy to get citations.

Jim Belshaw said...

Tart, but I fear that there is a fair bit of truth in that comment, Evan.