Posts by Mark McGuire

  • Busytown: School bully,

    The governments intention to reduce the size of University councils and to increase the number of ministerial appointees , despite considerable opposition, makes it clear that changes are planned for the university sector, too. Tertiary Education Minister Stephen Joyce’s statement that universities need to “think more strategically and move more quickly on areas like online learning and MOOCs” suggests what might be in store. The question, in New Zealand as in other countries, is whether these changes will serve the public interest or whether they will deliver yet another slice of the public sector to the maw of the market — one student and one institution at a time.

    Dunedin, New Zealand • Since Dec 2011 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • Busytown: School bully, in reply to Danielle,

    Go for it, Danielle: http://www.tombstonebuilder.com/

    Dunedin, New Zealand • Since Dec 2011 • 2 posts Report Reply