First some vocabulary. Equity might be ownership, educational equity , fairness in distribution of resources. Or just fairness or justice.
First: Try to understand why this equity value is so important in clmooc. Is it something like equal rights? Is it about equal admission and access for all? Is this value important in USA, in education in USA?
In the declaration of human rights access to education is mentioned, is this what you mean by equity? in a Discussion of connection learning values it is explained. I think Open, as in open source is living next-door equity. I do value Open, that is why I am not very pleased with Google+ as a central place in this MOOC.
The other value is called Full Participation. Is that a value that expresses the duty to do as much as you can? Or is it a value like (my understanding of) equity, is it the value of equal access? Is this one of the values of democracy? Is it what feminist value in equal rights? CLMOOC has some problem with full participation, because it is rather ‘creator-centered’
Social embeddedes-ness. I have a feeling I do understand this word. But I do not know what the value is behind this word? Does it mean that in a Mooc and in connected learning one has to be connected to other people? If this is so, is this social embedded-ness a form, a way of doing learning? Part of being human is connectedness and is social embeddedness in my view. But why call it a value? What do I read wrong in this value?
My values are things like curiosity and freedom. Education is the way to guard freedom and curiosity is why I am learning.
We could talk about values, but credo’s are not my favorite texts. (Look at the picture why) So I will just ask questions about values this week.
(image Emyoku project)