This morning, on a blog, I ran into the idea that abundant information is one of the drivers of educational reform. Agreed. Harold Jarche is right about that.
He then suggests that this abundance, in the hands of children, will turn into open education, effective learning. I wonder about that.
For some, sure. For most, not so much
Here is what Frank Nguyen said about it– “The argument that we should let children design their own learning because information is abundant is analogous to saying that kids should design their own diets since all sorts of food is abundant. It relies on the fact that the learner can self-regulate and knows what’s best for them. Call me old-fashioned but that’s kind of scary.”
Read what Frank and I wrote about the yin and yang of formal and informal learning in January, 2012 T&D.