Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

One of the advantages of online learning is that, if applied equitably, it allows more marginalized voices to be heard, and in this case, heard in their own language. It's hard to over-emphasize the importance of that, as each language is a unique world view, and an important part of the diversity of perspectives we need to most fully understand the world. This article describes how indigenous people who are living elsewhere can still access learning resources that were more traditionally offered only in their own First Nation territory. But the key issue of broadband access must still be addressed. And it needs to be understood that online learning is only one of a range of supports that should be directed to address indigenous learning.

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada

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Last Updated: Oct 22, 2020 08:32 a.m.