Format Record post .. html /Format Record Content-type: text/html ~ Stephen's Web ~ The Facebook Armageddon

Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

I have from the beginning days of this newsletter been using the experience of traditional media as a touchstone on which to base my predictions for the learning and development sector. And I have also been saying that educational providers will one day face an overnight crisis that was 20 years in the making. The "armageddon" facing traditional news media serves as our guide. If you think about it, the threat to news media from social networks came out of nowhere. At the same time, social networks represent the most recent iteration of a movement that began with personal web pages and blogs. people still don't believe it, but traditional learning providers will be faces with a similar existential crisis. It will seem to have come from nowhere and be from a completely unexpected source. And the signs will have been there for 20 years.

Today: 0 Total: 1 [Direct link]


Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada

Copyright 2024
Last Updated: Mar 03, 2024 10:57 a.m.

Canadian Flag Creative Commons License.