Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
"The idea of using the Internet as a giant storage drive in the sky has not taken long to catch on among computer users," write the authors of this large study of American undergraduate computer users. "Many of today's undergraduates are already cloud-savvy information consumers, and higher education is slowly but surely following their lead." The study also documents a shift in ownership from desktops to laptops, widespread use of library websites, presentation software and learning management systems, along with text messaging and social network services. Use of technology for course collaboration peaks at around 50 percent for online word processors and bottoms out at 30 percent for virtual worlds and second life.

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