In dire perpetual crisis, education must change, and it will change because it's really different this time around -- or is it?
Beyond the straw men, there is a deeper concern about the Cyberdystopia scenario which is not so easily dismissed -- what are we truly giving up when we embrace cyberized education?
Most cyberdystopian criticisms about cyberized/online education lack substance -- false dichotomies and other straw men...
In the Cyberdystopia scenario, the cyberization of education in an impending disaster -- nobody wins; humanity loses.
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.