The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age (The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning)
In this report, Cathy Davidson and David Theo Goldberg focus on the
potential for shared and interactive learning made possible by the Internet. They
argue that the single most important characteristic of the Internet is its capacity
for world-wide community and the limitless exchange of ideas. The Internet brings
about a way of learning that is not new or revolutionary bu
I agree with the authors on many levels. For example: "To ban sources such as Wikipedia is to miss the importance of a collaborative, knowledge-making impulse in humans who are willing to contribute, correct, and collect information without remuneration: by definition, this is education." and "It is not for nothing that the Internet is called the "Web," sometimes resembling a maze but more often than no...more
On the other hand, while there are some good ideas to think about, it doesn't look very carefully at the core of "What is institutional education and what should it be", a thorough analysis of which is basically required before suggesting the necessity of change.