Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Western bluebird: "Will Free Benefit the Rich? How Free and Open Education Might Widen Digital Divide," What's Learning? Symbols. Singing as learning?

Harvard talk, recently: "Will Free Benefit the Rich? How Free and Open Education Might Widen Digital Divides" ... http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/luncheon/2012/01/reich ... (interesting implications for WUaS - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University).

What's a general, fruitful definition of learning at the high school level that you engage? ...


... doing 'cognitively difficult work'

... so, possibly, symbolic problem solving?

Two related WUaS wiki pages -

Theories of Learning
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Theories_of_Learning and

Proof of Educational Information Technologies' Effectiveness
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Proof_of_Educational_Information_Technologies%27_Effectiveness ...

World University and School would particularly like to develop this WUaS page ... "Proof of Educational Information Technologies' Effectiveness" ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Proof_of_Educational_Information_Technologies%27_Effectiveness ... with great evidence ...


For students we most care about, according to Justin Reich ... we may want to think about technologies that are "more structured, designed and targeted" ... makes sense


Thanks, Justin Reich ... I wonder about your last comment that upper class people, drawing on the idea of the Atheneum, for example, helped create the free public library system in Boston ... I'm wondering if a reading of the free American Public Education K-12 system would suggest that it emerges out of American history/socioculture (as place), with its "We the People ..." trajectory, rather than from an 'upper class" ... What do you think?

"Singing" what you learn might be another fruitful definition ...


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