Worth a glance #25

by reestheskin on 16/11/2015

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“The digital revolution in higher education has already happened. No one noticed.” Clay Shirky. Stephen Downes comments ‘Like the elites, this article is late to the party, looking at it from a skewed perspective, but still willing to take credit for having discovered it first’.

After 40 years, Sony retires Betamax.The best doesn’t always win. (via Audrey Watters)

The University of Nowhere: The False Promise of “Disruption.” Review of ‘The end of college’ by Peter Carey.

Lessons from the PC video game industry: The future of media is here — it’s just not evenly distributed. Actually, I think there are lots of lessons here for higher education.

After Paris, something good.

An obsession with safe spaces is not just bad for education: it also diminishes worthwhile campus protests. The closing off of debate on university campuses.

The misery of some PhDs. Too often, all too lonely, and a system that is out of kilter with what is needed.

Why I’ve Stopped Doing Interviews for Yale. from mathwithbaddrawings.

Tech in schools: less is more. Nicholas Carr. But see this

Hackers vs. Academics: who is responsible for progress? Answer: it depends.

Med students are marginalized in the hospital. It’s time for that to stop.. Solutions, please.

Medical students’ sharing of patients’ images raises concerns over consent. Beware.

Academic Journals: The Most Profitable Obsolete Technology in History. Amen.