Teaching with Applied Academics/Why

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I Truly Believe in Applied Academics[edit]

As the first person to start authoring the Applied Academics Wikibook, I am of course a supporter of the concept and have full "buy in". But that doesn't mean I'm perfect at implementing it. I really do want people to think about whether they agree or disagree with the concept, and if there are disagreements, to make your case. Only through dialog will we be able to improve the original WikiBook, and have true learning. --Jacob Walker 23:12, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

First Thoughts[edit]

This is the first time I have heard the term Applied Academics. It is a timely read for me, because it echoes a lot of my recent thoughts about education, particularly around the usefulness of traditional academic (and 'schooling') strategies in highly networked societies. I'm keen to read more. Countrymike 00:14, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Can you elaborate a little more about your thoughts on the "usefulness of traditional academic strategies"? --Jacob Walker 17:28, 24 May 2007 (UTC)