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Are All of Your Education Disruptors White?

The answer may be no* but it is the question that I would like to focus on for right now. The question came to mind today as I was thinking … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Highered Disruption Playlist

I’m not a cultural studies person, at all. I don’t have the chops, at all. I envy people like the brilliant Zandria Robinson who makes it look like baking an … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

“We’re Not Phoenix” Prestige, MOOCs, Etc.

In a recent talk at UC-Irvine I mentioned that MOOC purveyors had learned lessons from the trajectory of for-profit higher education. I made a passing mention to 2tor CEO saying … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · 3 Comments

Profit, Poverty, and Policy: Going Back to California

I have a hankering for tying credentials to labor market processes and social policy. There, I said it. The cat is out of the bag. I’m just crazy enough to … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Profit, HigherEd and Lessons on the Prestige Cartel

My friend Aaron Bady (who may one day learn to spell my whole name!) had the foresight to publish his excellent analysis of temporality, future fetishization, and MOOC evangelism at … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · 7 Comments

Talking MOOCs and 4profits at UC Irvine

Catherine Liu was kind enough to invite me to ruminate on for-profit higher education at UC-Irvine this week. I joined my twitter friend, Aaron Bady, in a free-wheeling discussion of … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

Things I’m Not Supposed To Say: Make It Cheaper To Fail

I came out of the closet on twitter today with an idea I’ve had for some time. Part of being a junior scholar is learning what ideological wars you don’t … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · 6 Comments

Social Legitimacy and The University of Westfield Online

I have said before that there is something about a cultural object when it crosses over into parody. It can either signal that the object’s legitimacy is so established that … Continue reading

May 4, 2013 · 6 Comments