DiNardo, N., (2014, September 25). Steve Hargadon, Director of the Web 2.0 Labs and Host of the Future of Education Podcast, Podcast retrieved from http://meeteducationproject.com/2014/09/25/steve-hargadon/
This podcast is an interview with Steve Hargadon concerning his Mindshift article Escaping the Education Matrix. In this 46 minute interview, Mr. Hargadon talks about his belief that the education system is all about control and that society uses to the education system for control. He discusses that we can reclaim education, but that it will take a commitment similar to the civil rights movement. Mr. Hargadon believes that students should be allowed to drive their own education and that true “prosperity comes from individual creativity, hard work, and people working together”. He also believes that individuals should be allowed to be in charge of their own education.
This podcast and the Mr. Hargadon’s Mindshift article are both very relevant to this class in regards to blended learning, co-construction of knowledge, and encouraging students to be inquirers.