Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Balance Your Media Diet

Jason Lee, Wired, Jul 20, 2009


You have to wonder where the writers of Wired are getting their ideas from when 'learning' or 'education' do not occupy even one percent of their media pyramid. Raj Boora offers an alternative - but still no learning. CJR complains that news is still broccoli. The Washington Post notes that the food pyramid is no longer hierarchal. Salon, meanwhile, says "don't blame education for scientific illiteracy, blame politics and pop culture - i.e., 100 percent of the Wired diagram. Says it all, I think.

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