Tell that to Chris AvenirRyerson University sites 3 reasons forthe case against him. 1.Learning should be hard. 2.There is no structure of regulation for online behavior and that makes it incompatible with academic work. 3.It is our job to protect academic integrity from any threat.i.e. Unless learning is hard and is directed by others, it failsto meet the standard for academic rigor.
“Books are designed to contain all theinformation required to stop inquirieswithin the book’s topic. But now that ourmedium can handle far more ideas andinformation, and now that it is aconnective medium (ideas to ideas, peopleto ideas, people to people), our strategy ischanging. And that is changing the veryshape of knowledge.”
“Bringing smart people together is anancient and effective technique fordeveloping ideas. The Net also letssmart people connect andcommunicate. But the Net brings peopletogether in new and occasionallyweird configurations—a weirdnessthat is now being reflected in howexpertise works....”
The smartest person in the room, is the room. Dave Weinberger cc licensed ﬂickr photo by torres21: http://ﬂickr.com/photos/torres21/484675706/