Another dot in the blogosphere?

Not granular enough

Posted on: June 30, 2019

One might greet the tweet below with Futurama’s Professor Farnsworth’s utterance: Good news, everyone!

Finer user control is better than the coarse offerings in the past. However, the changes are not granular enough for me.

One YouTube channel might have many contributors. Most news organisations like CNN or MSNBC are like that. The changes in YouTube still do not allow me to favour some sources over others within each channel.

Since life is like a box of chocolates, I use that as a comparison. I like dark chocolate and I will live with milk, but I detest white. The changes to YouTube still force me to take the whole box.

When edtech vendors claim to individualise learning, we might greet such a claim with skepticism. Personalisation is not just a result of teaching-oriented algorithms; it is a function of learner empowerment.

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