Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Will Richardson links to and discusses this short post, a snapshot of the state of learning with technology, involving the use of games, podcasts (in microbiology!) and more. The author writes, "They are starting to realize they are swimming in it. As they work from our classroom, from the computer lab, from home, from friends' houses, they are beginning to realize about the power, and the depth, and the pervasiveness of the information they are surrounded by." I have had always-on internet for a number of years now (which is why I wail when I don't have access) and (it seems to me) there is a certain sense in which you have to experience this full immersion in order to be able to understand it. The teacher who turns on the computer a couple of hours a week? No chance.

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Last Updated: Jul 27, 2021 10:21 a.m.