The Myth of Peer Review–And Helping Make Academic Gatekeeping Work in Digital Environments

Peer review has long been something of an unexamined black box. Something is peer reviewed? We accept that it has been checked and re-checked, examined and tested. Just look at the way it is used in the popular media--"peer review" is accepted as reflecting a process of rigorous vetting. In situations of promotion, re-appointment and … Continue reading The Myth of Peer Review–And Helping Make Academic Gatekeeping Work in Digital Environments

Excerpt: Beyond the Blogosphere

Here is a short excerpt from Beyond the Blogosphere: Information and Its Children¬†by Robert Leston and me. ¬†We have just finished going over the page proofs--the book should appear in December:There is still a need for teachers, for leaders, for exemplars. And, if their space is not filled by people who are themselves well trained … Continue reading Excerpt: Beyond the Blogosphere