Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
I echo Tim Lauer's reaction to Tom Hoffman's statement: "We've got a situation akin to letting the clerks in the purchasing department decide whether or not the books ordered by teachers and librarians are acceptable." This also strikes me as worth citing: "Utter chaos around privacy, safety and liability. The 'practical' advice being promoted seems out of sync with empirical evidence... the problems are driven by anxious parents, who aren't exactly rational actors." Hoffman is right. Put the other problems to the side - there are issues of basic rationality here.

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