The University of Google: Education in the (Post) Information Age

The University of Google: Education in the (Post) Information Age

by Tara Brabazon

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The University of Google: Education in the (Post) Information Age by Tara Brabazon

Looking at schools and universities, it is difficult to pinpoint when education, teaching and learning started to haemorrhage purpose, aspiration and function. As the internet offers a glut of information, bored surfers fill their cursors and minds with irrelevancies, losing the capacity to sift, discard and judge. In The University of Google, Tara Brabazon projects a defiant and passionate vision of education as a pathway to renewal, where students are on a journey through knowledge rather than consumers in the shopping centre of cheap ideas. In doing so, she opens a new debate on how to make our educational system both productive and provocative in the (post-) information age.

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ISBN-13: 9781409490982
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 12/28/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 18 MB
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About the Author

Tara Brabazon is Professor of Education and Head of the School of Teacher Education, Charles Sturt University, Australia

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Living (in the) Post. Section 1 Literacy: BA (Google): graduating to information literacy; Digital Eloi and analogue Morlocks. Section 2 Culture: Stretching flexible learning; An i-diot's guide to i-lectures; Popular culture and the sensuality of education. Section 3 Critique: Exploiting knowledge?; Deglobalizing education; Burning towers and smoldering truth: September 11 and the changes to critical literacy. Conclusion: The gift: why education matters; Select bibliography; Index.

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