you can't compete with the web

by P

Andreas Meiszner gave an interesting presentation at the 4th International Conference on Higher Education, where he highlighted the power of open source processes for education, and how that could pose a threat to the way universities are organising teaching and learning today. He ended with a great quote:

“In the future, universities will no be competing with other universities only, but they will compete with the Web. And you can’t compete with the Web.”

I spoke just after Andreas and it was great to use his very practical examples to support my broader theoretical argument that looking at the universities’ position towards governance of knowledge — open or closed — is a good starting point to redefine the social role of the institution.

Both papers will be available from the GUNI website shortly.