Thursday, April 18, 2013

Truth not enough? Case of Uncorrected Wrong Students in Online Course for FrLv! 4/19 2pmET #TLTGfrlv free online

When Bad Things Happen in Good Online Courses - Part II
(Re)Clothing the Emperor 
(Re)Clothing the Emperor
Join TLT Group's FridayLive! April 19, 2013 2pm ET  Register free online: 
John Sener & Steve Gilbert, et al. will discuss each Case, such as the one described here.  We'll clarify problems (identify expectations, options, resources, limitations, responsibilities), and develop useful advice - both supplemental and structural. See below for some provocative quotes about truth.

Case 1 "Live by Tech, Die by Tech" Un-Corrected Wrong Students"...The course addressed genomics and the ethics of genetic manipulation, the course progressed, I was horrified. The instructor/creator rarely if ever checked in. There were several VERY vocal (or whatever the online version of that is) students who continually posted incorrect information but were so confident and forceful that they would not correct themselves even when presented with documented, peer-reviewed information to the contrary. Several of us brought the matter to the instructor whose response was that we should correct the students. We said we had, and they continued to support their postings despite documentation to contrary. He replied 'oh well, everyone is entitled to their opinion'."

Consider quotations found in 
"TRUTH QUOTES quotations about truth" from Notable Quotes:  

  • Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing the matter with this, except that it ain't so. -MARK TWAIN, Mark Twain's Notebooks
  • What people believe prevails over the truth. -SOPHOCLES, The Sons of Aleus [fragment]
  • To convince someone of the truth, it is not enough to state it, but rather one must find the path from error to truth. -LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN, Philosophical Occasions
  • The belief that there is only one truth and that oneself is in possession of it seems to me the deepest root of all evil that is in the world. -MAX BORN, as quoted in Judith Sherven's The New Intimacy
And elsewhere: "Sometimes the truth isn't good enough, sometimes people deserve more. Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded... " Batman, in "The Dark Knight" (2008) Quotes" IMDb found April 18, 2013 

Finally, see "Wikipedia:Verifiability, not truth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia"
"It is not good enough for information to be true, and it is definitely not good enough for you to (perhaps wrongly) believe it to be true. Wikipedia values accuracy, but it requires verifiability. You are allowed and encouraged to add material that is verifiable and true; you are absolutely prohibited from adding any material that is un-verifiable, with zero exceptions—even if the un-verifiable material is True™."  ..."Verifiability: In Wikipedia's sense, material is verifiable if it can be directly supported by at least one reliable published source."

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like Stephen Colbert's "truthiness."


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