The Intersection of Digital Technology and Scholarship Part 5

Have you ever had one of those dreams where you run and run and run but cannot catch whatever you are chasing?  Or have you ever seen a game show where someone is placed into a wind tunnel with dollar bills and charged with catching as many as they can in 1 minute?  Sometimes Extension feels like those things.  The world moves fast and we can only catch so much.  We are overwhelmed at times, no doubt about it.  But, …

The Intersection of Digital Technology and Scholarship Part 2

Several articles in the media have been published in recent years that depict universities as leftist, liberal outposts with arguments ranging from the downfall of research to the downfall of the entire education system.  The point of this post is not “liberal” and “conservative” in the political sense, but rather the dictionary definitions.  Being liberal, according to Merriam-Webster, can mean “not opposed to new ideas or ways of behaving that are not traditional or widely accepted”, whereas conservative can mean, …