Monthly Archives: January 2014

History and Future of Higher Education

Today is the first day of a six-week course I’m taking online, The History and Future of (Mostly) Higher Education. Its core question is how we can design educational institutions to be future-ready — that is, ready to think and solve problems in ways that are only possible in 2014 — rather than mindlessly traditionalist.

If you were designing a new university today, would it look like most universities of today?

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WordPress-ing 101

The following are my general instructions to students (mostly in my own courses) posting entries to the WordPress blogs designated for my various courses.

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ENGL410 in January 2014

If you’re a student in my English 410 (Elizabethan Poetry & Prose) class in Winter 2014, here’s what you need to know.

I’m away for the next two weeks, so the first three classes (January 9, 14, and 16) are replaced by these three podcasts of me reading Sir Philip Sidney’s The Defence of Poesy. Listen to them while you read along to the text in this anthology.

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