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Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

I like it when an author takes something that is seen as obvious by most observers and questions it from a meta-perspective. Such is the case here with learning assessment, which the authors note are provided by a market - "there are data producers, there are data consumers (countries, policymakers, international agencies and researchers), and there are goods and services exchanged for money (prices) to produce the assessment data." They then move to the meta-level: " While the specifics of a market will obviously vary, there are two central questions: does it allocate resources efficiently and equitably?" The answer? Not so much.

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