Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Tony Bates offers some thoughts on the education system response to the pandemic while at the same time urging people to take some vacation (which is exactly what I am doing). He notes that while the higher education system responded quite well, the school system did not, with many boards not prepared to finalize plans until August. He also suggests that the massive uptake of online learning this year will result in "some significant breakthroughs in online and especially blended learning designs... as a result of deep, experiential learning (perhaps better expressed as trial and error)." He's also positive about the survival of most Canadian institutions (though their professors and staff may not be spared the effects of the funding cuts to come).

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