'Learning in a Time of Abundance' (Chapter 5 & 6)

The EdTechWeekly gang continues its discussion of Dave's new book, Learning in a Time of Abundance

This week: Chapter 5: Societal Implications  &  Chapter 6: Learning to Confront Uncertainty

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June 17, 2300 UTC (7pm EDT)
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The team discussed the societal implications of learning in a time of abundance, the addictive nature of social media, and the role of values in online communities. They also explored the complexities of balancing social outreach and profit motives in large-scale social media communities, and the drawbacks of evidence-based education. Lastly, they examined the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on trust in authority, the potential role of splintered communities in spreading counter-programming, and the content of Dave's book.

'Learning in a Time of Abundance' (Chpt 4: This is at Least Partially an Education Problem)

The EdTechWeekly gang continues its discussion of Dave's new book, Learning in a Time of Abundance
This week: Chapter 4 - This is at Least Partially an Education Problem

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We continue the conversation next week.
June 10, 2300 UTC (7pm EDT)
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The team discussed Dave's book "Learning in a Time of Abundance", focusing on the differences between learning and education, and the challenges and potential of educational reform. They also explored the role and limitations of AI in education, emphasizing the need for a nuanced and context-based approach, and the importance of human interaction and empathy in certain fields. The discussion concluded with the team planning to cover more book chapters, collaborate on a project to prepare learning materials, and Jeff encouraging the use of a chat app for realistic conversations.

'Learning in a Time of Abundance' (Chpt 3: How Abundance is a Problem for Learning)

The EdTechWeekly gang continues its discussion of Dave's new book, Learning in a Time of Abundance
This week: Chapter  -
How Abundance is a Problem for Learning

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June 3, 2300 UTC (7pm EDT)
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EdTechTalk Discussion of 'Learning in a Time of Abundance' (Chpt 2: Abundance)

The EdTechWeekly gang continues its discussion of Dave's new book, Learning in a Time of Abundance
This week: Chapter 2 - Abundance

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We continue the conversation next week.
May 20, 2300 UTC (7pm EDT)
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The team discussed the concept of abundance, particularly in relation to material and information goods, and its impact on the traditional teacher-student relationship and the role of education. They also explored the challenges of staying informed on various issues, the importance of critical thinking and information literacy, and the need for simplicity and transparency in recipe websites and cooking approaches. Lastly, they engaged in a lively discussion about the impact of music on society, the changing definition of authorship in the digital age, and their preferences for educational podcasts.

Discussing Abundance and Social Implications

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