💬 A Pedagogy of the Internet

Replied to A Pedagogy of the Internet by Clint Lalonde (EdTech Factotum)

So, all this is to say, for me, the pedagogical piece that I am most interested in is what the open internet enables, and exploring what it means to participate in a meaningful way on the open, public internet. What are the challenges? What are the benefits? Why do I feel it is important that educators and students participate in these open spaces?

Your discussion here of online pedagogies reminds me of Chapter 2 of Anderson and Dron’s book Teaching Crowds. What it has me thinking is that different spaces are conducive to different pedagogical outcomes. I remember a few years ago asking someone from Google what their pedagogical stance was (I was thinking inquiry vs. instruction back then) and he stated that Google was not about deciding other people’s pedagogy. This may be true in part but if you look at there movement into transformation and subsequently online learning then the technology seems to produce certain outcomes.

One response on “💬 A Pedagogy of the Internet”

  1. Thanks for the link to the chapter. Appreciate the pointer.
    I find that quote from Google soooooo interesting because it reminds me of a “technology is neutral” stance which, as we know, it is not. Even if they think they don’t have a pedagogical stance, they actually do as the decisions they make when developing educational software reflect a pedagogical stance, whether those decisions are made consciously (you hope) or unconsciously (yikes). Loading…

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