Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
The argument posed by Gary Brown and Trent Batson is straightforward: "almost all educational experiences, no matter where they occur, are now online to some degree," and therefore, "the debate between online and traditional courses is over." There's a pretty good case to be made for the former point, writes Jim Shimabukuro. So why does he question the inference to the conclusion? Class-bound students are not freed by their use of technology. By contrast, "In completely online classes, students have no such space restrictions. They can be anywhere. And if we add the time advantage, they can also learn at any time."

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