I remember the days of spending thousands of dollars on graduate courses that offered one primary experience: Sitting around a table with a bunch of other people reading the same book(s) and discussing those book(s).
Now, I’m not out to transform the higher educational landscape in one blog post, but it seems that today this experience — whether it be for a college course, a book club, or just for fun — could be duplicated on an ad hoc basis whenever two or more people have the desire to discuss a book:
- Use Goodreads to connect with other readers reading the same book.
- Use Google Hangouts to have a live book discussion
With new technologies come new possibilities — we only have to discover what they are.