Novel initiative Teach Out: Fake news detecting

Inge de Waard, Ignatia Webs, Apr 21, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

A 'teach out' is a lot like a MOOC except that it is a lot shorter and more concentrated. It is (quoted):

  • an event – it takes place over a fixed, short period of time
  • an opportunity – it is open for free participation to everyone around the world
  • a community – it will be joined by a large number of diverse individuals
  • a conversation – an opportunity to give and take ideas and information from people

"What is really interesting is the philosophy behind the teach out, and the history behind the teach out events." It reminds me of the 'teach ins' from my activist days. With any luck, Pepsi won;t turn it into a commercial, and learning companies won't turn it into a product.

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