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  1. Jul 2020
  2. Jan 2016
    1. “teaching engineer”

      The fucking hubris of this is worthy of the profanity. This is classic Taylorism and worse because engineering/managing complexity is impossible unless you force everything into a 'legible' state, a reduced state.

    2. Despite all the talk about “leveling the playing field” and disrupting old, powerful institutions, the Web replicates many pre-existing inequalities; it exacerbates others; it creates new ones. I think we have to work much harder to make the Web live up to the rhetoric of freedom and equality. That’s a political effort, not simply a technological one.

      Great point and important one, too, as we acknowledge the path is not all rosy and flowing optimism .... we still got work to do ...

    3. But the readable, writable, programmable Web is an important development in education technology. Perhaps one of the most important. As such, we can’t just let that go. We can’t just surrender the Web to the technology industry, just as we shouldn't surrender ed-tech to programmed instruction.

      In a nutshell ... how the forces of change are lining up ... who paves the way forward? the kids or the companies? (The kids, damn it!)

    4. Designing the machine. Designing the material.

      no student in sight?

    5. But my experience with the correspondence course did help me understand, I think for the first time in my life as a student I think, how our models and our theories and our practices in education shape and are shaped by the technologies we use.

      You see this weave through all of her writing (and others, too, including ours) ... where is the agency for the student? In the technology? The device? Or in the discovery? The inquiry? Or it it in the teacher? The lesson plans?

    6. “Wait, what are we doing? Why?”

      The most essential questions we can ask ourselves: Why are we doing this?

    7. Me, I rewound and replayed those statistics videos a lot. It didn’t help.

      Education fails for most of us when it becomes this farming adage: just put the food down where the goats can get to it. If all education is, is this, then almost everybody will be left out. I think that is what technocrats like Khan and Gates want in their most secret hearts even if they would never admit it--rule by the autodidact, rule by those who look just like them.