Digital Hemlock: Internet Education and the Poisoning of Teaching
by Tara Brabazon (Goodreads Author)
The use of the Internet in university education and the delivery of online courses is seen as a cure-all for tertiary education, allowing tailored courses to be delivered to a wide student base with unprecedented immediacy and with a minimum of cost to the institution. Tara Brabazon questions these assumptions and examines the state of tertiary education in Australia.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by University of New South Wales Press
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this book raises some interesting issues but takes a black-and-white, all-or-nothing view of these complex issues, leading to dangerous oversimplification. She offers reflection and small excerpts in the place of data. I was looking for an insightful critique of the uses of the Internet in education. What I got was an emotional, name-calling argument insulting my profession.
I am the Professor of Education and the Head of the School of Teacher Education at Charles Sturt University in New South Wales, Australia.More about Tara Brabazon...