Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Sean Michael Morris argues, "jumping into online offerings the way so many universities are wont to do these days is unhealthy for faculty and students alike. That move must be considered, careful, slow, and deliberate." Now is not the time. We've had 25 years to be considered, careful, slow, and deliberate. Now it's time to just start doing it. Figure it out. Make it work. Yes - of course it should be done with care. But it no longer works to say "oh oh oh it might not be perfect". And people in the field need to stop reacting like this is the most difficult thing anyone could ever do. People in online learning should be encouraging rather than warning people that they're making all kinds of mistakes.

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
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