Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This post opens a series to commemorate Juneteenth, "a historic benchmark in Black Americans' journey to freedom in the United States." It makes the point that "associating quality with rigor or academic excellence... is not an exercise in political neutrality." Rather, they are ways of setting a conception of 'quality' against a conception of 'equity', as though equity creates challenges to quality assurance. But: "Who defines quality? Who determines what is needed? Who is impacted by change? Whose voice is heard?" I think these are really important questions.

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