Free Learning Rules would be disastrous for formal education in its extreme; in moderation -- Free Learning Influences -- have a lot of upsides to them.
The fifth and final downside to the Free Learning Rules scenario is a dubious track record and iffy prospects.
With OERs and other free learning resources, you never know what you're going to get quality-wise -- so be prepared for the sublime, the ridiculously awful, and just about anything in between...
The Free Learning Rules scenario and its advocates seem to be motivated by a kind of romantic anarchism - a blend of idealistic romance about freedom tinged with some hostility toward schooling
Free Learning Rules advocates oversimplify education by equating it with learning, resulting in naive, ineffective, sometimes damaging, and ultimately disappointing prescriptions for educationa
Finding fault with the Free Learning Rules scenario and its advocates may strike some as insensitive or worse.
How to fix the schools? Let's call it what it is - How to Blame the Teachers: A Manifesto of Nonsense...
Left to their own devices, free market advocates seem perpetually driven to overrun formal education and turn it into a giant training program.
The second of the "de-schooling" scenarios -- Free Learning Rules, can be summarized as “openness wins.” One way to understand the related worldview of education is captured in t
In my previous post, I invited my fellow panelists to add their thoughts and impressions.