Comment on Lifestream summary, week two by jlamb

Hello Matthew (and Colin) – interesting conversation here.

Your comment Matthew about ‘practice that works well in this or that setting’ immediately reminded me of the Manifesto for Teaching Online from the Digital Education team which argues that:

‘There are many ways to get it right online. ‘Best practice’ neglects context.’

Just as you (and Colin) say, when we bring a critical eye to education and technology, we begin to unsettle some of the commonly put forward ideas, whether that’s to do with education necessarily aiding learning, or the notion of there being a single ‘best’ way of doing things that we strive for. As you suggest, things tend to be more complex and thus call for a more nuanced approach.

In case the Manifesto is of interest or new to you:

Thanks for the interesting conversation.

from Comments for Matthew’s EDC blog

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