Web governance… it’s 2013 and we’re still throwing that term around like it will solve all our problems with the web and how to develop content and manage resources and lead people. But it hasn’t and it won’t.
So the question then becomes, how do we make sense of the chaos that’s inherent in the practice of making the web? Better yet, how do we prepare for the further chaos that fragmented systems and silos, shrinking budgets, and growing requirements – both governmental and organizational – throw in our way?
Tonya Oaks Smith and Ron Bronson argue that – by embracing the basic principles of chaos theory we can improve our approach to the web and the communication and information we get from it. We’ll start by learning about what chaos is and how that idea relates to our concept of governance. Next, we’ll focus on how to embrace the disruption caused by our changing higher ed world.