Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This post references and contains a link to the OER20 presentation given by the author along with Bonnie Stewart. In it the good point is made, "it could be considered caring to track students in digital platforms to understand how they are engaging with their learning. It can also be considered surveillance. In technology, care and surveillance tend to go hand-in-hand." But I'm not sure I agree with this observation: "Whenever we introduce something to increase ‘fairness’ we also reduce trust." I don't think so; I don't see how I could even begin to trust something (eg., the court system) if it were not fair. What I think David White may have in mind here are mechanisms that prevent cheating. But, of course, fairness doesn't reduce to preventing cheating.

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