Academia

  • Facebook group accused of "cheating" at Ryerson Univeristy; we call BS

    [photopress:we_can_has_facebook_group.jpg,full,center] It’s Saturday, and I’m trying hard to wrap my head around this story about a Ryerson University student who’s facing academic misconduct charges for starting a Facebook study group. His professor, it seems, calls it cheating. A Facebook study group is like any other study group, he argues, and he’s right. The… Read More

  • An academic manifesto for Web 2.0?

    In recent years, the School of Informatics at the University of Bradford has produced graduates that have gone on to staff the likes of AOL and Freeserve (now Orange’s broadband division). Indeed in the late-90s and the first era of the British internet industry, one department alone provided Freeserve with a co-founder of the company, a number of designers, developers and project… Read More