Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
ISTE is asking people to vote on the topic of their next keynote. That's great, but they don't seem to understand the concept of voting at all - voting is open while ideas are still being posted, which means the first few ideas, no matter how well (or poorly) conceived, have a huge advantage. After the topic is selected, they'll open up the vote to speaker selections - who will be screened for "affordability and availability" before the final vote. It's an interesting idea, but 'crowdsourcing' isn't the same as voting, and this is almost certain to get political - and potentially nasty. See also JenW.

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Last Updated: Mar 30, 2021 08:22 a.m.