TITLE: Is He Talking About News, or Classroom Content?
AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford
DATE: July 14, 2009 1:06 PM
People will not pay for by-the-book rewrites of news
that belongs to all of us. People will not pay for
yesterday's news, driven to our house, delivered a
day late, static, without connection or comments or
relevance. Why should we?
Universities may not be subject to the
same threats as newspapers,
due in some measure to
But Godin's quote ought to cause a few university
professors considerable uneasiness. In the many
years since I began attending college as an undergrad,
I have seen courses at every level and at every stop
that fall under the terms of this rebuke.
- their ability to aggregate intellectual capital
and research capacity,
- their privileged status in so many disciplines
as the granters of required credentials, and
- frankly, the lack of maturity, initiative, and
discipline of their primary clientele.