Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This isn't the best of articles (15 page PDF) but it offers us a glimpse of thinking about digital literacies and online learning from a Russian perspective. After providing an overview of the concept in the context of a desire to improve educational outcomes, it provides a survey of digital literacy in Russia, comparing in particular teachers and professors (who do well) in comparison with the general population. On how to advance learning, the authors write (citing Ebba Ossiannilsson), "as the educational content is now freely proposed and available anytime, anywhere via the Internet, traditional educational formats are challenging. The main role of universities, apart from researches, is to provide unique learning opportunities in a stimulating environment."

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