Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Alan Levine on the purpose of an education: "I envision society as a system of energy, one working against natural tendencies of entropy that drive it to the un-organized state, as we are seeing now between earthquakes and political revolutions. The purpose of education, to me, is as a force that counters what would destroy society, DIYs and OERs and other TLAs are not nearly enough on their own. It's our imperative to have create (not just job reaching) reasons to virally spread a motivation to learn, because our future hinges on its potential energy."

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