Michael commented on Sean Flower’s EDC lifestream – ‘Education & Digital Cultures – Micro-Ethnography’

Education & Digital Cultures – Micro-Ethnography #mscedc https://t.co/Ph4H5aB20F

Michael Wolfindale:

Great artefact, Sean – really nice use of visuals and clearly laid out!

Your mention of discussion forums as the only means of interaction – designed in a very prescriptive way with a rigid structure – resonates with many experiences I’ve had on (x)MOOCs in the past. Also, you point out the ‘one-way transmission of information’ – which again seems common in some courses – and brings to mind the ‘banking concept of education’ that Paulo Freire (2014 [1970]: 72) critiques:

‘Education thus becomes an act of depositing, in which the students are the depositories and the teacher is the depositor.’ (Freire 2014 [1970]: 72)

Some great observations and visuals and very thought provoking – thank you!

Reference:
Freire, P., 2014 [1970]. Pedagogy of the Oppressed: 30th Anniversary Edition. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing USA.

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