Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

I have always thought of my work in online learning as work for social justice. That's what the whole vision thing for this site is about. Now maybe there's a wider recognition of that facet of education and technology. Here's Robin DeRosa writing in support of OER: "We have a chance to redistribute our resources away from surveillant educational technology and corporations that mine student data for profit and think more about the value of education in terms of how healthy and safe and sustainable it can make the publics outside the walls of the academy.... I am working on a vision for the future of higher education that is deeply responsive to the inequities that are threatening the heart of our country." Yes - but maybe focus on the world, not just one nation.

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