Three Makes a Movement: Branson creates youth panel for student voice in ed tech

Phil Hill, Jun 10, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

While I am all in favour of student participation – including panels – at conferences, I really don’t think the more recent two events constitute the "start” of such a movement, as claimed by Phil Hill. A simple Google search on “student panel” (in quotes) yields 199,000 results. Even a search for Ed Tech student panels specifically yields more than 2,000 results.  So I think that the trend is well-established; perhaps where it is new is among the 20MM and Branson Foundations of the world (which are often the last places to get it, and the first to claim credit). (Photo: student Rachel Winston, who gave a keynote address at Alt-C last year).

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