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Take Back the News

Several years ago, Stephen Downes made the statement that we need to watch what is happening in media in order to understand what will happen in learning. Media is several years ahead of the education market in terms of pressure to change based on digital resources and tools for information sharing and communication. A few interesting sites that continue to promote the decentralized nature of information sharing: Take Back the News and OhmyNews. In media, the pattern is informal expertise (evidenced by bloggers) and end user in control. I wonder how those two traits will transfer into the classroom.