Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Several people have linked to this item. In a sentence, the point is that if you spend most of your time in a dull environment, your brain will not grow new neural connections, making it harder to learn. I think this is basically right. And yes, I think this is a good reason to get students out of the classroom. But even more importantly, it's a good reason to get yourself out of wherever you are and to go experience new things.

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