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Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

I think Dan Meyer is exactly right in his analysis of why the ChanZuckerberg personalized learning initiative investments failed (covered here previously). "Students don't particularly enjoy learning alone with laptops within social spaces like classrooms. That learning fails to answer their questions about their social identity. It contributes to their feelings of alienation and disbelonging " Meyer describes a form of personal learning as an alternative, one that is social, interactive, and develops a personal understanding in each student. He describes it as taking place in the classroom, but of course, it can take place anywhere.

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