HASTAC Scholars Forum: The Future of Higher Education

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On their 5th year, HASTAC are holding an online forum called “The Future of Higher Education”.

They ask us (they ask you too) the questions:

What would you change in higher education?
How would you rethink graduate education?

I copy and paste and paraphrase a bit from the HASTAC ‘about’ page:

HASTAC (“haystack”) is a network of individuals and institutions inspired by the possibilities that new technologies offer us for shaping how we learn, teach, communicate, create, and organize our local and global communities.  HASTAC is motivated by the conviction that the digital era provides rich opportunities for informal and formal learning and for collaborative, networked research that extends across traditional disciplines, across the boundaries of academe and community, across the “two cultures” of humanism and technology, across the divide of thinking versus making, and across social strata and national borders.

HASTAC is open to anyone. One joins simply by registering on the HASTAC website.  Once registered, you can contribute to the community by sharing your work and ideas with others in the HASTAC community, by hosting HASTAC events online or in your region, by initiating conversations, or by working collaboratively with others in the HASTAC network.

HASTAC’s scope and mission are fluid, constantly changing to meet the opportunities and challenges presented by the ever-shifting terrain of today’s digital world and morphing with the needs and goals of our network members.

I cannot recommend HASTAC enough. It has been one of my online homes for a while; when I was a PhD student if offered me  unique input, insight, feedback; it’s been an essential platform (in every sense of the word), literally a springboard that has brought me, directly and indirectly, very positive consequences in my academic career.

On their 5th year, HASTAC are holding an online forum called “The Future of Higher Education”:

What would you change in higher education?
How would you rethink graduate education?

Why don’t you pop in and share your views? The future is now, and it’s up to us to contribute to keep creating it…

About Ernesto Priego

I coordinate the editorial work at Networked Researcher. I founded The Comics Grid Journal of Comics Scholarship, a pioneering open access, peer-edited, collaborative online journal. I've got a PhD in Information Studies from University College London and I'm a lecturer in Library Science at City University London.

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