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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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.