Monday, September 26, 2005

Second cut and paste from the Equel site. My probings have been there some time with no reply .


Not sure if this links without you logging in. You need to find the 'hints and tips' then the social forum. Not too easy to navigate, like much of the site.

Is anything still happening?by Will Pollard - Friday, 2 September 2005, 04:03 PM Hello again
Is this still a live project?
I am wondering why nothing seems to be happening. The previous web site was fairly flat for messages also.
Is it because actual use of the web is not really a prority? Sorry if I'm being rude but I have been thinking since a recent conference on Leadership and FE about how theory might be implemented, rendered useful for people in practice.
I'm not sure this is actually the aim of the Equel project. Papers exist as outputs. So that's ok. This site remains more or less moribund though.
Have you had a look at Prolearn?
It seems to me that the scope here includes quality and organisation. I think this is positive.
I will write more at the website
also on the Guardian talk / education
Any comment welcome
Will Pollard

Re: is anything still happening?by Will Pollard - Wednesday, 7 September 2005, 12:07 PM Copy message from Guardian Talk
Polly Toynbee is still wrong about Iraq in my opinion but she makes some interesting points about UK universities-
"No government relishes the academic backlash that would follow any suggestion that perhaps some of what is taught at university is not useful, enjoyable or intellectually elevating for most students. The interesting is often made deliberately obscure and the simple embellished with academic obfuscation, while students are taught to write in dense academic style. It is not philistine to suggest that most humanities students might have their minds stimulated by a more general curriculum across a range of disciplines, opening wider windows instead of treating them all like trainee academics. As for the value of some research, no politician dare touch that domain.",5673,1564212,00.html
One benefit of publishing academic research on the web could be a crossover of styles. Maybe this could assist understanding.

to continue talk at Guardian

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