- Jul 2016
In some ways, it’s quite remarkable that one of the key figures of post-development was also the one who called for “deschooling society”. As is obvious from observing humanitarian and philanthropic work is that “development” participates in neocolonialism, despite (or often because of) the best of intentions. MOOCs are closer to development than to postdevelopment. Even cMOOCs.
A Postcolonial Look at the Future of #EdTech
Timely. Sent it to a few people, already, as it connects with several discussions we’ve been having on neocolonialism in EdTech, including the content side of Open Education (OER). Some of it reminds me of Crissinger’s critical take on OER, based on her experience with Open Access.
- international development
- A Celebration of Awareness
- MOOC Hype
- Deschooling Society
- global inequalities
- #xMOOC #cMOOC
relearning why we want kids in schools in the first place
- Jun 2016
I have questions about this history of schooling as Mitra (and others) tell it, about colonialism and neo-colonialism.
Paging Ivan Illich.