Christopher Dawson

Chris Dawson is a freelance writer, consultant, and policy advocate with 20 years of experience in education, technology, and the intersection of the two.

Latest Posts

Whats wrong with WikiPedia?

I just read  Wikipedia's Wales on education: Openness leads to critical thinking and while I agree that 'collaborative knowledge' encourages critical thinking, I do not believe that Wikipedia is necessarily a good example of that.  Academia has a long tradition of peer review from which the concept of collaborative knowledge surely comes but, with the peer-review model comes accountability.

March 23, 2006 by Marc Wagner


CEOs speak up against dumbed-down tests

A panel considering the impacts of No Child Left Behind is pushing for a national testing standard, motivated by reports that states are dealing with low test scores by making tests easier.

March 23, 2006 by ZDNet Editor


A glimmer of hope for edtech funding

hough it's too early to tell how it will all shake out, prospects are looking up for preservation of at least some of the education technology funding slated for budget cuts by President Bush.

March 23, 2006 by ZDNet Editor