11 septembre 2019

Democratizing elearning, growing changing learning creating

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Tom Haskins[Edit][Delete]: Democratizing elearning, growing changing learning creating [Edit][Delete] December 7, 2006
Interesting discussion of democracy in the workplace. I am unconvinced that democracy inevitable leads to aristocracy, as suggested here. "Democratization is part of a natural cycle of governance... Democracies become bureaucracies. Protecting the rights of the citizens then calls for layers of management, mountains of paperwork, countless committees and oodles of budget overruns. The staggering costs, inefficiencies and stagnation provokes a privatization phase. An aristocracy takes control, consolidates power, imposes standards, and adds short-sighted incentives." Privatization isn't "provoked" in a democracy. More...

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