scholarship in public

How is this not an #edtech allegory?

Cory Doctorow posted this story the other day about librarians (always the heroes) gaming automatic book culling software.

It turns out these librarians were not entirely entranced with the sheer power and makingourliveseasier qualities of this recommendation software. They had the gall (and wisdom) to recognize that popularity might not be the only judge of quality.

All hail the librarians (again)!

As I was reading this piece, I could not help to think of the lack of similar stories about teachers taking the same kinds of action to ward off the unintended (?) consequences of #edtech robots teaching our children, all in the name of “personalized learning.”