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Ken Udas
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Academic and Civic Conversations
OVERVIEW The following is a introduction and rough transcript of a Harmony Luncheon made at the  Pure Land Learning College  in Toowoomba, Australia. During the presentation I frame some of the qualities of the university that seem to pose challenges to its...

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Open Public Broadcasting Services: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of a Public Funding Discussion
OVERVIEW A recent article published in the Sunday Sydney News, titled 'Dreadful and appalling': Government senator slams idea of ABC paywall , serves as a backdrop for a broader discussion about the potential of open public broadcasting services (OPB). An a...

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Fee-Free, Stigma-Free, and Open Education
OVERVIEW : In a recent commentary in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Kenneth Warren and Samir Sonti made an important point about the stigmatising effect of anything that is made freely available based on personal financial need. They point to the proble...

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Arts & Habits of an Educated Person: Alternative Phrasing
OVERVIEW Cory's habits and arts of an educated person are a shared responsibility of teachers and students. They are the foundation for a liberal education and necessary for the exercise of public intellectualism. There are things we ought to be thinking ab...

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Arts & Habits of an Educated Person: Behaviours Indicative of Self-Knowledge
OVERVIEW : Cory's habits are the preconditions for being able to effectively engage in the arts of expression, which in turn require a level of self-knowledge.  The structure that Cory provides allows us to reduce the foundations necessary for a liberal edu...

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Arts & Habits of an Educated Person: Foundations for Liberal Education & Generic Graduate Attributes
OVERVIEW: In 1861 William Johnson Cory presented an argument in Eton Reform that a "great school" will introduce a number of habits and arts that mark an educated person, preparing them for a liberal education. It is my feeling that most university students...

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If Managerialism is the Condition, is Open and Agile Practice the Cure?
OVERVIEW: In this post I pick up on Stephen Rowe's logic regarding the nature and negative impact of Managerialism on the university. Highlighting points of divergence with Rowe, while striving for similar outcomes, I propose open and agile practice as an a...

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Liberalizing the Corporate University
OVERVIEW: This posting is an edited text of the Residential Colleges Professorial Lecture I delivered at the University of Southern Queensland on August 6, 2014. For which, I was flattered to be asked. The lecture was intend to describe the nature of the co...

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Although openness in education, or OEP is perhaps one of the most important developments in higher education during the past decade, there are factors that inhibit conversation and practice. Some of these factors and strategies are outlined.

What’s so Elusive about Open Educational Practice? http://www.kenudas.com/2014/10/whats-so-elusive-about-open-educational_29.html 
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