Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Ivory Tower attempts to catch up with Anonymous


"Texting, tweeting, Facebooking, microblogging, online video and cell phone apps are not new to students. What is new is the efficient use of all their capabilities in combination to reach important aims in a few hours which the traditional brick-and-mortar academic world would take months or years to accomplish.
The key is the creation of protocols which serve as formulae for easily setting up Internet based projects which achieve well-defined goals, are infinitely replicable, grow by themselves through social networks, and enable each student to carve out a Web niche which serves as the Internet’s focal point for the student’s chosen issue. In practice, this means that each student is experimenting with making their work more public, and yet more personal, at the same time."

It's nice to see the Ivory Tower trying to catch up with what's already been happening on the Internet.  Anonymous, the Arab Uprising, Occupy Wall Street, and other movements have already been doing this stuff.

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