The people formerly known as students

The people formerly known as the audience do not believe this problem “too many speakers” is our problem. Now for anyone in your circle still wondering who we are, a formal definition might go like this:

The people formerly known as the audience are those who were on the receiving end of a media system that ran one way, in a broadcasting pattern, with high entry fees and a few firms competing to speak very loudly while the rest of the population listened in isolation from one another and who today are not in a situation like that at all.

The above is from Jay Rosen’s article on “The people formerly known as audience“.

I’m in a playful mood, so here is what the people formerly known as students might have to say:

The people formerly known as students do not believe this problem “too many individual learners” is our problem. Now for anyone in your circle still wondering who we are, a formal definition might go like this:

The people formerly known as students are those who were on the receiving end of an oligopolist educational system that ran one way, in a broadcasting pattern, with high entry fees and few options, and accredited institutions competing to speak their truths while the rest of the population learned in isolation from one another and who today are not in a situation like that at all.

2 Responses to “The people formerly known as students”

  1. Joan Vinall-Cox

    We need even more individual learners, particularly among those formerly known as teachers who resist their own individual learning on how to allow and encourage individual learning among those formerly known as students!

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