From now on universities can expect their fundingto be cut, not increased.They need to disruptthemselves, or be disrupted, to survive.The yearsahead will be the worst of times for highereduction - but also the best.MargaretWente: Globe & Mail, Feb 4, 2012And that is where many university leaders agree: Ifthey are to weather the storm, they must face up totheir weaknesses and stop spending money on them.James Bradshaw: Globe & Mail, Feb 4, 2012
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To be playful is not to be trivial or frivolous, or to act asthough nothing of consequence will happen. On thecontrary, when we are playful with each other we relateas free persons, and the relationship is open to surprise;everything that happens is of consequence. It is, in fact,seriousness that closes itself to consequence, forseriousness is a dread of the unpredictable outcome ofopen possibility. To be serious is to press for a speciﬁedconclusion.To be playful is to allow for possibilitywhatever the cost to oneself.James Carse
“Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy!”Miss Frizzle
When MIT ﬁrst announced its Open Courseware(OCW) initiative in October 2002, it shook thebusiness model of traditional higher educationinstitutions ... Fast-forward to October 2012: OERshave failed to signiﬁcantly affect the day-to-day teachingof the vast majority of higher education institutions.Gerd Jortemeyer: Educause Review Online, Feb 26, 2013
Open tools and approaches are critical to theability of libraries to succeed in the nextdecade.Whether open source to build localexpertise and capability, open data to shareﬁndings and better society, open textbooks toreduce the cost of education, or open labs toreach out to the larger community - open willdeﬁne the 21st century library.