@tdorey Just read through it; thank you! There's a lot there to think about. I remember first hearing about OLPC many years ago and thinking it was a fantastic thing (this was long before I started learning about pedagogy). Now I find the more learn about pedagogy, the more these kind of techno-optimistic initiatives send shivers down my spine.
I wonder if @Downes will introduce some of these issues in his new e-learning 3.0 MOOC. (Somehow, I imagine so.🙂 )
@Downes @tdorey Couldn't hurt. The more edtech evangelists present their solutions as the saviours of humanity (and I thought that was hyperbole until I read the XPRIZE mission), the more important it becomes to examine the ideologies and structures behind them.
On the other hand, it's such a big topic, I suppose the danger is it'll take over your course as planned.
I'm hoping to follow the course when it starts, but probably won't be among the most active. But a continuing discussion would definitely be a good thing.
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