May 16, 2006

Willinsky snippets

Brian Lamb points to a presentation by John Willinsky, noting that "the grand theme is the imperative (and potential) for technology to facilitate genuine learning in service of an education that transcends skills training..." The whole hour is a delight, and here are four extracts to inspire you to make the time to download and listen:

...a whole new relationship to the access to knowledge... 1:33
...why would people construct knowledge on that basis? (re: Wikipedia) 1:45
...learning is nothing unless it's a contribution to others... 0:52
...pure, unadulterated self interest... (re: open access journals) 2:00

Posted by oook at May 16, 2006 10:20 AM