Sleep No More: digital scholarship, online learning and liberal education in the 'post-digital' age

22 November 2016 3.30pm 4.30pm

Venue:

Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)

Speaker(s):

Elliott Visconsi, Notre Dame's Chief Academic Digital Officer

Contact:

pip.willcox@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Description

The norms and principles of liberal education - broadly-based and cross-disciplinary learning meant at its core to cultivate those habits of mind and intellectual dispositions worthy of a free and self-governing citizen - are under pressure in the digital age. The norms and principles of the digital age - access to information, transparency and velocity of worldwide communication, ubiquitous and frictionless authorship, broad democratic participation - are under pressure in the late neoliberal age.

In this talk, Professor Elliott Visconsi (Notre Dame's Chief Academic Digital Officer in the Provost's Office) will consider the future of post-secondary education and propose a possible path forward, in which the affordances of digital scholarship and online learning align with and enhance the abiding principles of liberal education as a remedy for the democratic deficits and failed emancipations of the 'post-digital' era we inhabit.

Booking

This event is free but places are limited so please complete our booking form to reserve tickets in advance.

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