Does EdTech have an ethos? And why should I care?

Jim Groom, Maha Bali, AMICAL Consortium, Jun 17, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Presentation by Jim Groom and Maha Bali; this link is to the supporting blog post. They depart from the premise that “it’s not about the technology,” or “it’s not about the tool!” As they write, "While it sounds good as a slogan, it is actually a pretty ridiculous statement in this day and age. In fact, it is almost dangerous because it suggests that we can somehow separate the way we teach and learn from the technological systems in which we work." Consider, for example, what your use of an LMS says about your approach to teaching and learning. "The LMS delivers on its name: It is a closed, copyright haven that makes giving quizzes and grading easier. How does that measure up in terms of ethos?"

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