Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This was the trend in online conversations on education recently (we're focusing mostly on the U.S. market here) as students expressed a mix of anger and disappointment about the sudden conversion to online, loss of summer internships, and uncertainty about what will happen in the fall. Meanwhile, “Remote learning” is our new catchphrase for the pandemic. It is "mostly used by educators, edtech, and journalists." I guess they didn't want to use the terms e-learning or online learning. Anyhow, "the phrase appears most often in helpful blog posts from educators, resource and sales pitches from edtech companies, and headlines of news articles focused on K12 remote learning. It does not appear often in student conversation."

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
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Last Updated: Mar 31, 2021 12:31 a.m.