Sunday, November 15, 2015

"The Hidden Agenda Behind 21st Century Learning"?

Psychology Today looks at the effects of high tech corporate lobbying on the educational systems in US and Canada and the deep influence of tech ed companies such as Pearson, Microsoft, Smart Technologies, Nelson Education, Scholastic Education etc. on public education. According to Canadian educator Tara Ehrche"the 'secret agenda' is to replace a public service with a publicly subsidized private education marketplace — public purse, private profit." Ehrche also looks at the inherent limitations of the adaptive learning model: "Adaptive technologies are not personalized learning. Adaptive and online education systems are used to scale instruction to large numbers of children, and although they may provide multiple pathways, they are by their pre-programmed nature restricted in scope."

1 comment:

  1. The biggest ripoff is the fact that the expensive ebooks evaporate after their expiration date, but your cash stays in the tech ed company's bank account.


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