17 février 2020

HEWN, No. 337

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. HEWN, No. 337
Audrey Watters, Hack Education, 2020/01/08
There's an interestiung line of thought offered on Audrey Watters's newsletter HEWN: "one of the most frequent complaints I’ve heard: that I did not also write a list of 'The 100 Best Ed-Tech Achievements of the Decade.' And that somehow that means my analysis is incomplete." She responds, "education technology or otherwise — does not need my validation. It needs criticism.... there are not “two sides” — some good and some bad ed-tech — that exist in any sort of equal measure.... What if there wasn’t anything good about ed-tech? What if ed-tech is totally inseparable from privatization, behavioral engineering, and surveillance?" I happen to think there is something good in ed-tech, at least as I think of it, but her point is valid. You don't have to balance the 'good points' and the 'bad points' of anything. More...

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