Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Doug Belshaw may be limiting his discussion to open source projects, but I see this as a blueprint for how to create learning environments that maximize learner autonomy and engagement. The architecture he describes has eight components, but what brings them together (in my mind) is that each represents an element of an open-ended negotiation between the participants. The rest of this post details some of the practical aspects of cooperative organization - knowing who is participating, clearly identifying a project home, pathways to participation, signposting and orientation, recognition, and more.

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