Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Pretty good rant from Leigh Blackall on the question, "What is an appropriate response from our educational institutions, to a forecasted social media scape?" And the argument is subtle - but easy to grasp, once stated as clearly as this: "Now that a connection should be evident between social constructivism and the media scape we have on hand today, it should be interesting to consider how objectionable it may actually be for education to be adopting social media inside its seemingly inescapable behaviorist contexts. If you can accept my argument that social constructivism can not be used in behaviorist methodologies, then with it I would argue that social media cannot be used inside behaviorist media - such as the prescribed media presently used (LMS, system email, content repositories etc)."

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