Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Like most anyone else, I believe in evidence. It does not follow, however, that I believe any statement that is supported by evidence. What he evidence shows very much depends on what you ask, and you have to ask the right questions if you want evidence to work for you. Consider: "Which gets better learning: Base text and graphic, or Interesting anecdotes added to base lesson." The "answer" here is the simple version, because "The interest factor did not serve learning. Distracting." How can this be? If you are asking about learning as remembering, then sure, anything not being remembered is a distraction. But if you are asking about learning as knowing, then interest and context are equally important.

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