What I blog about is mainly linguistics research. Recently, though, I’ve found myself reading a fair amount about higher education issues — the kleptocracy that is for-profit academic publishing, the gradual disappearance of the tenure track — and there’s been even more of it circulating in the last few days since the latest don’t-get-a-PhD rant was posted on Slate.
Well, I’m curious about the open-culture movement, interested in thoughtful approaches to technology-enhanced learning, hopeful about the promise of non-traditional academic careers, and convinced that there’s common cause to be made between academics and our teaching brothers and sisters in K-12 education. And I thought I might like a record of what I’ve read about these topics.
It’s called Who is this academy?