Education, technology and freedom


Recently, a teacher asked me for help to build a weblog: he told me he had been "obliged to have one". Technology education policies of this kind are ankward for me (as ankward as prohibitions of edutech initiatives). In general, I fail to see compulsory measures as a good way to show the advantages/disadvantages of something, let alone the attack they entail on individual freedom. 


In Opendemocracy, Dougald Hine writes a well-meaning article about Internet's educational potential and the dangers of tech compulsion for citizens'  autonomy. I am glad that this time the one who goes into the issue is the founder of an Internet start-up: in that way, nobody will disregard him as a "tech hater".



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