Our coming ability to conduct engaged and very personal academic discussion across great distances – or in cyberspace – should be of keen interest to institutions of liberal education. Rather than unbundle liberal education, these new technologies and networks will allow liberal education institutions to "rebundle" themselves: to recombine academic assets into new arrangements across distance and institutional boundaries. In a world where space has been collapsed to allow for intimate engaged dialogue over distance, the physical campus will become less the locus of learning than a point within a web of learning environments.
Douglas Knox (@knoxdw) shared this same article in a mention to Dan Cohen (@dancohen) and Rob Townsend (@rbthisted). He also posed an interesting question: "What's the Craigslist of liberal education?"