Getting half-baked ideas out there: improving research and the academy

In a previous post examining one reason folk don’t take to e-learning I included the following quote from a book by Carolyn Marvin the introduction of new media is a special historical occasion when patterns anchored in older media that have provided the stable currency for social exchange are reexamined, challenged, and defended. In that

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The emperor has no clothes – why is the learning and teaching peformance fund naked

The Australian Federal Government has a Learning and Teaching Performance Fund (LTPF) that is meant to allocate money to Australian universities on the quality and/or improvement in their learning and teaching. Based on what I know of this approach I think it is fundamentally broken. It’s probably that the “emperor has no clothes”. i.e. Australian

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