Speculative Diction: Pragmatic Preoccupations [April 19 2013]

I wrote a blog post as a re-cap from the Worldviews Pre-Conference ¬†event on April 16th at the University of Toronto. As my example when I spoke on this panel, I discussed the media rhetoric about MOOCs and how it reflects various aspects of the current context of postsecondary education and its “crisis”.

Panel: Worldviews Pre-conference Event – War on Knowledge? [Upcoming-April 16, 2013]

This Tuesday, April 16th, I’ll be on a panel at the pre-conference event for the Worldviews Conference on Media and Higher Education, in Toronto. This should be an interesting event; the other members of the panel are: Tony Burman, Janice Gross Stein, Clifford Orwin, and Scott Jaschik, and the moderator will be Rick Salutin.

Panel: The Future of Canadian Universities [March 28th 2013]

Pic-Future of Canadian Universities

This past Thursday I participated in a panel at the University of Toronto. I was invited by Dr. Pamela Gravestock and Dr. Emily Greenleaf, who hosted the discussion in their class UNI 305 – The University in Canada. The discussion questions were:

–On what issues should universities focus on in the next five years?
–What should their response look like?
–How would this affect undergraduate students?

I’m hoping to write a blog post about how I answered.¬†This was a very interesting discussion, especially on the same day the new Ontario tuition framework was announced.