Academia

Says who?

  I’m going to start with this article, which the ever-prolific @marksmithers tweeted this morning. I’m not even going to touch on the ‘new model of learning’ nonsense; it was this line that struck me: “While this crowd-based model of expertise cannot substitute for the highly educated scholar’s years of Read more…

Academia

Notes on words

  by  Yagan Kiely    It’s occurred to me that I have a problem with research and writing. My problem is that my undergraduate training was as a musician – specifically, a composition major. Let me explain. When you are working as a composer (or as a performer, or as anything other Read more…

Academia

On being a bad academic.

  by  Nima Badiey    I really wasn’t planning to post twice today, or even once frankly, but on the back of my previous post I couldn’t resist. I’m also a terrible academic. On paper I’m not. I publish stuff and go to conferences and all the proper things. But in terms Read more…

Asides

Memebase your thesis.

Just a quick aside and 5-minute challenge on the back of reading this article about effective dissemination of research. Blyth makes the excellent point: ‘Turn it into things people can understand, let go of the academese, and people will engage’. To which point – I think there’s value in using interweb Read more…