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Stephen Downes

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I appreciate the intent of this article, but I'm not sure the author fully comprehends the meaning of 'active'. "Show your students how to create a citation from a URL" is not an example of active learning. Neither is "Leading content repositories in U.S. history..." The is as a whole is just a well-worn list of internet tools (and not even divided into useful categories, like mine). While active learning can include internet tools, and pretty much anything is better than passive consumption, I think it's much better when it involves getting students up off their chairs, away from the computer, and into the rest of the house, the outdoors, or (pandemic permitting) the community.

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