EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 45, no. 2 (March/April 2010)
Timeless Fundamentals: Changing the Future of Higher Education
Individual Knowledge in the Internet Age. Larry Sanger identifies a profound mistake arising from three current strands of thought regarding memorization, individual learning, and books: the idea that the tools of the Internet can replace the effortful, careful development of the individual mind—the sort of development that is fostered by a solid liberal arts education.
Getting Our Values around Copyright Right. Copyright is essential to a diverse and rich culture. Yet the platform—the technology—through which we get access to our culture has changed radically. Lawrence Lessig argues that the existing system of copyright thus cannot work in the digital age and needs also to be changed, radically. Audio interview of Lawrence Lessig.
Scholars, Scholarship, and the Scholarly Enterprise in the Digital Age. Information technologies have empowered the individual and are unleashing a torrent of change, one that will reshape nearly all of our institutions. To secure the place of the traditional scholarly enterprise, leaders must rethink a number of the fundamentals behind the higher education institution. Richard N. Katz explores how the traditional scholarly enterprise can prosper if leaders plan for the torrent of technological changes surrounding scholars and scholarship.