The Words We Use

In this video Dean Shareski talks about some of the words used when talking about schools and education. Nicely stated.


Academic Publishing

From Bonnie Stewart’s blog, thetheoryblog – one of my favourites – so entertaining, well-written, and thoughtful. (I wish I could write like her!) This post is about her latest paper on networked scholarship – but also about academic publishing – she states what I think so eloquently!

But we cling to the academic publishing system because it’s a prestige economy. It’s our prestige economy, dammit. And apparently they will have to pry it from our cold, dead, mostly-precariously-employed hands because there seems to be far more attachment to the impact factor of prestigious journals than to the possibility of changing things.