Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

What I like about this article is the turn it takes about halfway though. It begins with a laptop-and-bandwidth initiative for at-risk students in Lancaster that was essentially ineffective. " After the distribution of devices, engagement remained at nearly exactly the same level." Failure, right? Not exactly. "Fast forward six months and online engagement is currently at 92 per cent." The devices and bandwidth were necessary, but not sufficient. Success "has taken a commitment by the schools to provide holistic wrap around services in partnership with other organisations."

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