The University of Google: Education in the (Post) Information Age

The University of Google: Education in the (Post) Information Age

Tara Brabazon


taking a look at faculties and universities, it truly is tough to pinpoint while schooling, educating and studying began to haemorrhage goal, aspiration and serve as. Libraries and librarians were starved of investment. academics cram their curriculum with 'skill improvement' and 'generic advantage' simply because wisdom, creativity and originality are too dear to supply to unmotivated scholars and oldsters enthusiastic about league tables, no longer studying. in the meantime, the web bargains a glut of data on everything-under-the-sun, an insignificant mouse-click away. Bored surfers fill their cursors and minds with irrelevancies. We lose the potential to sift, discard and decide. info isn't any longer for social sturdy, yet on the market. Tara Brabazon argues that this data fetish has been profoundly destructive to our studying associations and to the pursuits of our scholars and educators. within the college of Google she tasks a defiant and passionate imaginative and prescient of schooling as a pathway to renewal, the place study is predicated on looking and scholars are on a trip via wisdom, instead of shoppers within the procuring centre of inexpensive principles. indignant, funny and functional in equivalent degree, The college of Google relies on actual instructing event and on years of engaged and occasionally exasperated mirrored image on it. it truly is faraway from a luddite critique of the data age. Tara Brabazon celebrates the probabilities of electronic structures in schooling, yet deplores the implications of putting investment on know-how and never academics. In doing so, she opens a brand new debate on the way to make our instructional approach either efficient and provocative within the (post-) info age.

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