Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
What takes the place of authority (as a directing, guiding and regulating principle) when authority is eroded by technology? While most people expect unrestrained chaos to rule, my own position is that this function can and should be served by critical reasoning and reflection on the part of the student. Authoritative governance is replaced by self-governance, and self-governance is based on literacy and reflection. So I think these slides from Renee Hobbes on the subject of media literacy are relevant to the employment of technology in learning (and think that I may explore this area of thinking more after our Connectivism course is done).

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