Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Blogging has long been thought of as playing a special role in learning, as a place for self-reflection and also as a place to connect with a wider community. This article looks at blogging as a mature technology and discusses its place as a form of humanism in learning, where 'humanism' is thought of as requiring us to "acknowledge, celebrate and uphold that which is greatest in human beings: autonomy, dignity, responsibility, striving, curiosity and idealism... Only humanism requires us to be ourselves, not passive recipients or objects of forces beyond our own control." Interesting perspective, though I'm sure many readers would want to combine the humanism described in this post with a sense of connectedness to people, society and environment.

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