Technology in Education
Jun 02, 2010
10:08 PM EDT
|You may find http://www.eschoolnews.com to be of some interest. It deals with issues of education, of course, technological, legal, social, and more.
What led me to write this note is a most recent article that informs us that "Bill Gates is a strong supporter of the open-courseware movement..."
Doing a search of the site for "bill gates" or "bill and melinda gates" turns up a reasonable number of hits. It appears Mr. Gates is a 21st century educational guru.
A search for "steve jobs" also has good returns.
A search for "torvalds" yields nothing although "linux" does return hits. Some of the Linux hits are positive. Others, sadly, are akin to citing zdnet blogger Christopher Dawson explaining why a Linux Moby tablet is doomed (some posters wrote reasoned responses to this). Check out http://www.eschoolnews.com/2010/03/26/will-99-tablet-swim-or...
Oh, yes, the article regarding Mr. Gates embracing openness is at http://www.eschoolnews.com/2010/01/24/what-bill-gates-is-lea... with a link to gatesnotes.com
I find a number of points of agreement with Bill Gates, but I still don't respect him in the morning.
Jun 03, 2010
8:55 AM EDT
|It's my opinion that the top-down power structure of coercive education matches the Microsoft mind-set perfectly.
Linux and self- and parent-directed education works quite well.
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