Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

If things are important, you talk about them, you share the talks, and you celebrate the wide access that becomes possible. That, I think, is the lesson from this short article. "Graham Reynolds... is a professor emeritus at Cape Breton University who says he's still got enough life left in him to teach a course called 'Viola Desmond's Canada.'" A black businesswoman in Nova Scotia, Viola Desmond refused to vacate a whites-only section of a threatre in 1946 and the case that resulted kicked off the modern civil rights movement in Canada. "For me, this is a legacy course," Reynolds said. "This is something that will be available as long as there's a YouTube site that's willing to hold the file." As it should be.

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