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According to this article, "The most useful education technology knowledge does not come from globe-trotting 'gurus', keynote speakers and product evangelists. Instead, the best technology advice can often come from simply trying things out for yourself and/or speaking with colleagues working in similar situations and circumstances." This is both true and not true. It's true in the sense that nobody understands local needs and conditions better than the people working with them. On the other hand, the speakers and gurus are often longtime experts in the field. Not always, of course. But they often know about stuff you and your colleagues have never heard about and are not going to learn about just from local experience. Via Aaron Davis.

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