Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Take a new technology, put into the hands of an institution, and they break it. As Dave Tosh says, "the conclusion suggests to me that they are completely missing the boat: 'As higher education institutions adapt to society's current and future needs and expectations, implementing robust ePortfolios will increase effectiveness and document our value to our students and communities. We must be proactive to show policy makers that we embrace our changing world and that we are committed to excellence, both for our students and our institution.'" e-Portfolios aren't about making politicians happy, they are about enabling people to have a voice and an identity. But where is there room for that in our system?

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
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Last Updated: Mar 30, 2021 12:40 a.m.