A couple weeks ago, Carlos Scolari interviewed me for a project on pedagogical innovation and disruptive practices in higher education at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). The aim of the project is to produce a document on the “university of the future,” including diagnosis, trends, and proposals for moving forward.
Apr 8, 2013
Paul Zenke spoke with Brian Mathews, the Associate Dean for Learning & Outreach at Virginia Tech’s University Libraries. Mathews is the author of the popular Ubiquitous Librarian blog, and the 2009 book “Marketing Today’s Academic Library: A Bold New Approach to Communicating with Students.”
Jul 26, 2012
John Moravec spoke with Vernor Vinge. His 1993 essay “The Coming Technological Singularity” argues that accelerating technological change will bring about the end of the human era as we know it, and that the world will become so complex and foreign to human observers, it will be impossible to predict what will happen next.
Jul 16, 2012
"American preK-12 schooling systems may be primarily mechanical, but some of their students may learn at home or on the internet in parallel evolutionary and teleological ways. The question is how such students can survive the conservative impacts of the outdated majority culture mechanical model, especially if it is delivered in unsophisticated and undemanding ways."
May 30, 2012