Home > Uncategorized > The university’s walled garden

The university’s walled garden

A quick Q & A with Jay Rosen from his Tumblr site:

akakensmith asked: Your clearly show journalism disrupted by a changing world and journalists inventing very new versions of their work for a new time. Just as clearly, you and others show active citizenship changing, too, driving other changes and responding to change. But the university seems to be getting off without much disruption to its familiar ways. Aren’t the social disruptions you study going to demand something of the university sometime soon? Can it make knowledge within its walled garden forever?

Jay Rosen: Yes, I think it’s coming. It’s happening at the lower end already. This is one reason I do so much of my “teaching” in public and for free, as with my Twitter feed and blogging, which I think of as a kind of journalism education. That’s not enough, but it is preparation for what’s ahead. Here’s someone whose experiments I am following closely.

_______

Addendum: An interview in the Chronicle of Higher Education a day or two later predicts that technology and economies of scale create opportunities for certain kinds of excellence that will sweep around universities unwilling to innovate and leave them to die. That’s still the university operating in its walled garden, I suspect, just now the garden is virtual.

  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Academic Senate Blog

Indiana University South Bend

Messy Thinking

life as a connected leader.

Roger's Ale

It's the reason I get up every afternoon.

Adjunct Forum

Adjunct faculty straight talk on WordPress.com

Humane Sustain

learning to be a citizen of the planet

About Jenny Holzer

Researching the Artist Jenny Holzer

Cultural Slagheap

Just another seeker after sand dollars on the shores of Art and Culture.

Alfred Guillaume

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

42 Miles Press

Indiana-based press publishing poetry.

poetryandfictionandrockandroll

and film and web and everything

IUSB Creative Writing

Indiana University South Bend

Profane / Germane

life as an inappropriate / confused college student at Indiana University

COASTLINE JOURNAL

essays and commentary

%d bloggers like this: