Alan Jacobs

Posts in category “Education”

The Librarian

This little piece in the LRB by Inigo Thomas suggests that the …

Posted July 22nd, 2013

T. S. Eliot on Modern Education

Submitted for your consideration. The Charles William Eliot mentioned here was the …

Posted July 18th, 2013

Lee Siegel, For and Against the Humanities

Even though it’s trying too hard to be counter-intuitive, I really like …

Posted July 16th, 2013

Do As the Technologists Say, Not As They Do

In a recent essay on the MOOC phenomenon and its alternatives, Scott …

Posted July 13th, 2013

Change That Doesn’t Last

Yesterday morning I heard a story on NPR’s Morning Edition about attempts …

Posted July 3rd, 2013

The Humanities — Again??

Yes, again. In yet another essay on the decline of the humanities, …

Posted June 24th, 2013

The QI-fication of Knowledge

In the course of reviewing a popular-science book by Frank Swain called …

Posted June 14th, 2013

Education, Technology, Passivity

Consider this a placeholder post for some thoughts that need developing. The …

Posted June 6th, 2013

Once More on the Future of Reading

We have no shortage of predictions about “the future of reading,” as …

Posted May 27th, 2013

Once More Around the MOOC

Would Nabokov have taught online?

Posted May 13th, 2013

Adventures in Administrative Disinformation

From Florida: Florida Polytechnic University’s re-envisioning of a public research institution is …

Posted May 9th, 2013

Colleges and Their Priorities

Jeffrey Selingo, who has written a book about American colleges and universities, …

Posted May 8th, 2013

Quotation and Commentary

“Duke Faculty Say No”: Duke University faculty members, frustrated with their administration …

Posted May 3rd, 2013

A Word of Exhortation Prompted By Yesterday’s Twitter Feed

So I kept reading things on Twitter today about what people (especially …

Posted April 30th, 2013

Bilingual Babies

Here’s an interesting little story about bilingual babies: Researchers have recently discovered …

Posted February 20th, 2013

A Mirror for Educators

I have no doubt that Kenneth Bernstein’s main point is right: initiatives …

Posted February 11th, 2013

Take Note

On Being is Krista Tippett’s radio show, and on the show’s blog …

Posted January 30th, 2013