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    breaking smart | 2/7/15 | 11 min
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    • bartadamley
      2 weeks ago

      Perhaps, it is a result of where my thinking has been the past 8 months or so.. but wow it is hard not to think of this statement in terms of the future of higher education for me.

      As a result of a Promethean technology being unleashed, younger and older face a similar dilemma: should I abandon some of my investments in the industrial social order and join the dynamic new social order, or hold on to the status quo as long as possible?

      do PhD's through universities still make sense? or is this just apart of the previous paradigm and we are holding onto something that no longer makes sense? is software eating the PhD too?

      It makes me wonder, as I have been spending more and more time seeking a meaningful education online, and/or to even figure out what that means..

      I would say the answer to the PhD problem.. is that we have to reimagine the PhD. and to create one ourselves. the real challenge comes where to find the accountability, as well as the recognition of the work you've done. Perhaps "Learning in Public" or detailing what you've learned along the way is the right move.