Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Draft discussion of the role of standardization in e-learning. The authors explore the idea of "the function of standards as an instrument of justice" and in particular the nature of standards as understood by Actor Network Theory - that is, the idea that standards are not merely technnological black boxes but rather embody a host of social and cultural considerations. Some good observations here, including the suggestion that "standards enforce a kind of homogeneity or abstract uniformity that may be anethema to the educational enterprise."

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