A First Pass At An ISTE Reflection

Tim Stahmer, Assorted Stuff, Jul 02, 2018
Commentary by Stephen Downes

There's a little more from this year's ISTE. In this post, Tim Stahmer  argues that (at 15,000 participants) it's too big, and that it dominated by vendors. And he's still concerned about those smart badges. Gary Stager, also, raises concerns. "My greatest objection to being tagged like livestock was that it would only be a short matter of time before some bonehead referred to the fantabulous “Smart Badges” as educational technology," he writes. Of course, it already had been. And the key questions aren't being answered: who paid for the smart badges, and how much was paid? And who has the data

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