Barriers to change: Using technology to improve the cost-effectiveness of the academy: Part 3

Tony Bates, Weblog, Oct 26, 2009
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Tony Bates continues his discussion of cost effectiveness in the academy. I referred to this post during our online discussion today, pointing out that we are rapidly entering a crisis period for education, as government are now withdrawing funding from the system. Increasingly, people are being left to their own devices, and in the absence of a strong education system, they become prone to misinformation and manipualtion. They need, I said, a vaccine that protects them against a disease of the educational system, and this vaccine is digital literacy.
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