Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Many people are linking the failure of education with the rise of the post-fact reality. They're also blaming social media, and especially Facebook. Clearly there are educational implications. " Jamie Bartlett and Carl Miller of the think tank Demos wrote a report 5 years ago that highlighted a need to teach young people critical thinking and scepticsm online to ‘allow them to better identify outright lies, scams, hoaxes, selective half-truths, and mistakes.’" But let's not blame the less-educated. The most educated people in society have made this the environment we're living in.

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
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Last Updated: Mar 30, 2021 7:33 p.m.