Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

The Christensen Institute has discovered, um, connectivism? "Alongside delivering content, a small minority of edtech companies offer students something different: deeper connections and new social networks. In my research, we have dubbed this species of tools 'edtech that connects.'" And I won't say I disageree with this: "edtech that connects has the potential to disrupt the social — not just academic — gaps that have long perpetuated opportunity gaps in our country. It can make a dent where affluent students remain at a particularly steep advantage today: access to social capital."

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