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As a parent of adult children, I have been concerned that they are living in a world for which my parenting might not have properly prepared them. However, I am more concerned about the relative lack of interest/involvement in politics by their generation. Of course, is a shining counterexample.
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2014 on Pity the austerity natives at The Ed Techie
I am still hoping that mention of austerity natives was a joke. There are still people living (it is only the 30th anniversary of the 1984 miners' strike) who have personal knowledge that can confound the idea that only today's youth are experts in austerity. I know form personal experience that today's youth are generally caring and I know that their outlook for jobs and pensions is gloomy compared with my own generation. What does concern me is their apparent lack of involvement in politics - offical or otherwise. I do like your questions - it's the use of the term 'austerity natives' that makes me shudder and I hope no policy wonks are watching;)
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2014 on Pity the austerity natives at The Ed Techie
I agree that the debate will become more nuanced but not by more either/or arguments - the nuance will be in the how not the whether. For example, to use the example from @dkernohan 's comment above. (BTW Gold OA doesn't have to be as he describes - see our excellent work at RiLT But where it is, it could damage the 'openness' not at the point of consumption but at the point of creation where those not funded can't be published for reasons of finance not quality. It could also damage the power relations of author attribution I also agree with what @ambrouk says about MOOCs and hype. The argument seems to be about the name and not how the practice of doing MOOC-like things - which let's face it happened long before MOOCs were around.
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2013 on Openness has won - now what? at The Ed Techie is now following The Typepad Team
Jan 8, 2013