Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
In the 1980s, punk was replaced with what became known as New Wave. New Wave was a lot like punk, except that the artists were not so dirty, untrustworthy, and disreputable. It represented, to many, the co-option of this movement. So when I read "Martin is seeking to open up the VLE and apply the ideas of edupunk in an institutional context [and not as] as subversive or a challenge to the establishment but rather as a way of enhancing the teaching and learning environment," I want to call it N-Ed Wave or some such thing. Talking Heads. Human League. Soft Cell. Oh gawd. Say it ain't so.

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
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