The Project Classroom Makeover : Harms Of Using Crowdsourcing Technologies For Educational Purposes

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Project Classroom Makeover: Harms of Using Crowdsourcing Technologies for Educational Purposes.
The concept of crowdsourcing-like technologies is that multiple minds think better than one. The majority of ideas developed with crowdsourcing-like technologies will be of superior quality compared to an idea refined by a single individual. Wikipedia is a great example of a crowdsource because all the information on Wikipedia is written by a crowd and Wikipedia is an insanely vast library of information. When groups of people share information with each other using a crowdsourcing-like technology, they are learning in a somewhat better manner than the current method being used in world right now. In Cathy Davidson’s essay “Project Classroom Makeover”, she talks about how the current educational system is dated and that crowdsourcing-like technologies should be a part of the academic setup in order to make learning easier and more effective. However, the Internet, mobiles phones, and related technologies should not be a part of the education system because they are useless, create inauthentic relationships, and lead to unfair treatment.
Learning fast and efficiently is the optimal goal in education because most students are only in school for a set amount of time. If students learn faster and more efficiently than many parties will benefit such as the students, teachers, parents, and society. Student benefit from the level of education which they are now receiving. Teachers can…

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