I used to write a blog called educationandstuff and it had accumulated about 80K hits when I deleted it earlier this year. At the time I felt tired of my own voice and I had a sense that no matter what I said, or what others like me said, I was never going to make a difference. People would still waffle about 21st century skills, about jobs that don’t exist, about learning styles, and about schools killing creativity, no matter what said. The bullshit would continue.
But now that I’m less busy (I’m no longer associate dean for teaching and learning) and now that I’ve regained that sense of optimism – the belief that individual voices can make a difference – I’ve decided to start blogging again. Not being involved in the conversation has actually made me more frustrated than being part of it.
So, in a few days I’ll write my first serious blog post for quite a while and it’ll be about the so-called crisis in the higher education sector.