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Stephen Downes

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This is a good article and I think people will like it, though I am less comforted. The authors argue they want to go beyond a technology-led approach to pedagogical reform to improve access and social justice in education because of the failure of technology alone to accomplish any of these things. I can certainly understand their frustration; academia has been remarkably impervious to any change that might redress historical inequities in education. The authors offer as an alternative "a virtual makerspace and a guided fantasy story that were applied in a project concerned with rewilding higher education pedagogy." I laud their intentions but I'm not seeing how this is going to create the change they are looking for. You can't reform the existing system by changing the dressing on the walls. But hey, maybe I'm wrong, and maybe you can convince academia to care.

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