I find myself in the enchanting city of Barcelona for Pushing the boundaries of Higher Education: challenging traditional models with innovative and creative practices. As I type this, it is very likely that the event will not go as planned, and it may not go at all… The effects of the Catalan independence referendum may involve a general strike on the day of the symposium.
Below are a few images and written pieces that complement the position paper Interventions. I’m set to be presenting this as part of a scheduled dialogue with Jim Groom, whose piece is The LMS is dead, not unlike God: thoughts on the NGDLE.
Bryan Mathers made some images!
So what will a NGDLE look like? by @bryanMMathers is licenced under CC-BY-ND
NGDLE Perspectives by @bryanMMathers is licenced under CC-BY-ND
Algorithmic secret sauce by @bryanMMathers is licenced under CC-BY-ND
I take a few kicks at the NGDLE in my initial paper, and I worried about what a more technically sophisticated analysis might find that made me look like an idiot. Thankfully, Anne-Marie Scott offered “Some more thoughts on the NGDLE, for what it’s worth”, and if anything she deepened the critique. “the more I read, the more convinced I am that this NGDLE tale is the Emperor’s New Clothes over again. “Zen like emptiness” anyone?”
See also, “When does it stop being about us?”
I might add a few more bits here, but right now I am utterly exhausted, and Jim and I will have no trouble filling our forty minutes, so if anything I need to whittle things down.