This weekend I attended the MacArthur emerging scholars meeting in Arizona. The following post contains some reflections from that meeting.
The most interesting thing that came out of our conversation, for me anyway, where the issues surrounding designing for all people. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s great to be inclusive, but I see designing for everyone at all times as an insurmountable feature creep. I think we would be more successful in education reform if we limit our scope and do something right before we start to think about the ways it doesn’t work. At least then, once we finish, we can reiterate and add additional features. If we change it and add features before we even make the thing, while it’s still conceptual, there’s no way we can build it… If we can’t even build it, then there’s not way we’ll have reform.