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25 years of EdTech – 1998: Wikis
Martin Weller reminds us that wikis didn’t take off in education - but not without effort from a lot of us. Effort that went on from 2003 here: http://erhetoric.org/WeblogsAndWikis . Why would wiki fail? Wikis are easy to work on, but wiki-writing is hard. It doesn’t have to be hard, but the dominant rhetoric pushes against the provisional, speculative, slowly-evolving-over-time, communal work that wikis support.
wikis  edtech  #en3177 
march 2018 by mcmorgan
Ed-Tech and the Commercialization of School
> Humans are not widgets. The cultivation of a mind cannot be mechanized. It should not be mechanized. Nevertheless, that’s been the impetus – an automation of education – behind much of education technology throughout the twentieth century. The commercialization of education is just one part of this larger ideology.
d2l  LMS  learning_analytics  edtech 
july 2016 by mcmorgan
elearnspace › learning, networks, knowledge, technology, community
"the opposite is happening: educational technology is not becoming more human; it is making the human a technology."

"Both Udacity and Knewton require the human, the learner, to become a technology, to become a component within their well-architected software system. Sit and click. Sit and click. So much of learning involves decision making, developing meta-cognitive skills, exploring, finding passion, taking peripheral paths. Automation treats the person as an object to which things are done. There is no reason to think, no reason to go through the valuable confusion process of learning, no need to be a human. Simply consume. Simply consume. Click and be knowledgeable."

Commercial interests are turning the human into the technology. Is it time to abandon ship and let's the fools sail themselves into the maelstrom? Maybe. But it's a more appealing option then it was last year.
education  edtech  dehumanization  globalcapitalism  Higher 
september 2015 by mcmorgan
The Un-education of a Technologist: From EDUPUNK to ds106 | bavatuesdays
By happenstance maybe? provides a gloss and commentary on the April 2015 EDUCAUSE Next-Generation LMS report for more of the same by re-awakening more of the different.
DE  edtech  edcationaldesign  lms  PLE  federation  edupunk 
june 2015 by mcmorgan
Understanding and learning outcomes | Gardner Writes
> It’s when we’re forbidden to use “mushy” words like “understand” and “appreciate” because “they can’t be measured” that the trouble begins. And it’s when we believe that an “ordered list” will take us through the paradoxical encounters of meaning-making, curiosity, awe, and wonder so that we safely arrive at “student success” that we end up with what Ted Nelson famously termed “a forced march across a flattened plane.” > we are going to have to engage with paradox and start talking again about “learning outcomes” that are beyond algorithms.
complexity  learning_outcomes  learning_objectives  edtech 
april 2015 by mcmorgan
Federated Education: New Directions in Digital Collaboration | Hapgood
Mike Caufield, keynote. The entry point for discussion onFedWiki. movement from I to you to we. "We’ve moved from the personal, to the dialogic, to the expository. We’re working on resources and ideas together rather than thumbs-up or thumbs-downing. Kind of lovely, right?"
sfw  federatedwiki  fedwiki  wiki  edtech 
december 2014 by mcmorgan
the Indie Web and resistance
Indie web and other ways to resist edu-corp.
d2l  edtech 
december 2014 by mcmorgan

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