Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This article (9 page PDF) focuses almost entirely on the questions, with only a limited section devoted to discussing possible answers. I have no real problem with that; finding the right questions to ask is often the hardest part of research. Part of what catches my eye is a good discussion on the use of relevant terms such as 'literacies', 'skills', 'competencies', 'capacities' and 'capabilities'. Also relevant is the discussion of perspective. "Some conceptualisations place a strong emphasis on economic value which in current policy debates is often expressed in terms of 'human capital'," write the authors. "In contrast, other notions emphasise the role of design, humanities and philosophy to identify key human values that should shape the future interactions between humans and machines."

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