04 août 2014

Can There Be Educational Transformation Without Profiteering?

http://www.hastac.org/files/imagecache/homepage_50/pictures/picture-79-873560aec16bee4b69793f2fa0fbd715.jpgBy Cathy Davidson. In writing an essay for a collection on the need for educational change, I came to the conclusion that one of the biggest challenges facing those committed to change is to differentiate the necessity of educational transformation from profiteering. How can we underscore the need to change what is antiquated about our current system if we operate under the shadow of ed-tech purveyors who may be committed less to improvement than to the profits to be made at the expense of the 15 million students currently in our colleges and universities--and their teachers? Being clear about our motives and our personal stake in change is essential if we wish to be trusted as leaders of changeMore...

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