Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Good discussion on why TED-Ed (mentioned yesterday) may not be the right approach for schools (or education in general). "In life, we learn lessons by trial-and-error.... TED -- in the form it is presented online to the masses -- is not about doing. It is about watching. Listening. Consuming. Maybe leaving a comment or sharing a link to improve your TEDCred score." Definitely don't miss the discussion in the comments (which make the post worth linking to). For example, from Ira Socol: "TED ED, like all TED, is conservative structuring of technology to prevent change, built within a highly hierarchical structure designed to preserve the power structure. 'Just sit down and the Gates Foundation will tell you who to listen to.'"

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