Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

The story here isn't so much the technology company in question (though I must say its design choices are deeply disturbing) and the deeper issues regarding online content for young students. It's "about schools that failed to fully vet and understand the remote-learning platforms they were deploying as they raced to bring school online," writes Jared Newman. "Faced with extraordinarily difficult circumstances, some schools inevitably made some bad calls." Having content vetted by the wider community would address this issue. But this doesn't work with closed proprietary content.

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
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