Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
OK, I still think the whole concept of 'flat earth' is just a way to make people comfortable ignoring the very serious inequalities that exist globally. That said, and in a different way, I question this: ""Global collaboration works keeping one vital factor in mind. Teacher engagement PRECEDES student engagement." Um, how so? You suppose kids aren't connected globally unless a teacher is involved? No, that doesn't hold up empirically. I continue to wonder what 'flat classroom' means, because it's obviously not just about global community, because a strong and vibrant global community already exists. Perhaps my opening remark wasn't such an aside?

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