Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

And Then It Hit Me...

Webhead Link, Oct 18, 2006

"A mantra that Stephen Downes chants over and over in presentation after presentation: the power of the Internet is that it makes possible an aggregation of knowledge distributed over P2P networks whereas in a CS system knowledge resides in and is the property and responsibility of a single omnipotent yet not omniscent entity." Yes! "In the short run the CS manager is in control and can impose order on the system. But in the long run, as people become more sophisticated and aware of appropriate uses of technology in education, this will be seen as detrimental to the big-picture goals of the educational community." Yes!

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