Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This is a short summary of the ALT-C conference held last week in the UK, and I'm covering it mostly for the inclusion of "the launch of the ALT Framework for Ethical Learning Technology," and the focus on ethics that "was a central theme that ran throughout the conference." I always ask of such frameworks whether this is a thing that people will do, and will it get us where we want to go? Also worth a mention is Lou Mycroft’s keynote. "Lou acknowledged that the ethics of accountability and KPIs will not be changing any time soon...  However there is still a place for hope and joy. In a sector that currently appears to be exercising all its considerable power to pull us back to old entrenched ways living, working, being, learning, we need to use our own hope and joy to keep driving change forwards."

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