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Stephen Downes

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It's not that this article is wrong. But as Gerald Ardito comments, "there is more than a little irony in this post, given EdSurge's long time tech boosterism." Tanner Higgin writes, "Within this technocentrist frame, education is sick and edtech is like medicine." How many studies do we see like this, asking "what works?" in education, as though the same goal were shared by all. But as Seymour Papert writes, "The (context) for human development is always a culture, never an isolated technology." And in particular, "The potential of technology is significantly affected by the humans that use it and their context."

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