Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Musings from George Siemens about the best way to approach a learning system. He begins not with university or institutional priorites, but with the question, how do people learn. Like other commentators, Siemens notes that informal learning and online searches top the list, so supporting these should be a system's primary function, with access to more specialized learning and online courses being subsidiary. "The creation of a better learning environment isn't really a difficult task. The tools exist (most with open source versions), the need is evident...the only thing needed is realization of the changing nature of learner needs...and the implementation of a community-focused, feature-rich learning environment."

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