Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
From this summary, it sounds like Alan Kay gave a cracking good keynote (shouldn't he have a blog by now?) ranging from the teaching of calculus to the $100 laptop that really exists. Interesting statement: "The big change 400 years ago, that Bruno was willing to be burned for, was the statement that our speculations can only go so far until we submit them to trial and error in the real world - if you don't do this with kids you are not teaching them science, you are just teaching them a new form of religion." Kay makes this an argument in favour of measurement - but I see it as an argument in favour of experience.


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