Stephen Downes

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Tony Bates writes about his experience offering a talk and workshop at Aalborg University, which because of Denmark's free and progressive education system "has no great need to use online learning to increase access or for distance education." So "the arguments for increased access and flexibility did not apply at AAU so much. The justification for increasing the use of digital technologies in teaching was based on new skills development and more digital applications within a problem-based teaching approach." This makes sense. Digital skills are essential today, and the only way to develop them is to learn digitally. But, Bates says, "here is not much research, and even less theory, on how to make such decisions."

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