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November 21, 2008
As our host (Dave) is traveling today, our UStream discussion has been canceled for this week...
Can a Network of Learners Serve the Same Role As a Teacher or Professor?
I'll post a question here that I posted in the Moodle forum a few days ago: Ivan Illich (http://www.infed.org/thinkers/et-illic.htm), in 1972 I believe, suggested that education as it exists now is not sustainable. Something has to change. He offered learning webs (http://www.preservenet.com/theory/Illich/Deschooling/chap6.html) as a solution. With external/social networks as abundant as they are, why can't a group of networked individuals play the same role as a teacher? Perhaps we don't need teachers as we know them today". Moodle Forum, , November 20, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]
Education in an "Open" Future
Revisiting our discussion on power and control: "I remain an optimist who believes that a 'good' education can offer the chance of empowering individuals to influence the power relations within which they may struggle, as well as expanding their knowledge networks". Needless to say, empowering individuals must happen in spaces of equality. What happens when learners feel empowered and in control, but lack the ability to engage in the conversation do to closed content or environments? Frances Bell, , November 20, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]
Call for Papers - Openness and the Future of Higher Education
Several weeks ago, we discussed open educational resources. IRRODL has announced a new special issue on Openness and the Future of Education. Time to brush up those blog posts and develop into an article :). , , November 20, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]
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