Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This post offers a useful insight into how distributed learning communities are governed. It is, of course, a form of distributed governance. It identifies four major communities: disciplinary, centres (or institutions), learning, and environment. These are co-managed by various organizations, including OER, LMS and educational services, facilities, and boards of education. They are accessed by families and civil society. As a whole, the model offers "a third option —besides just keeping schools open and just keeping kids in front of computers while burdening their parents— ... to work collectively towards education. This option turns upside down priorities, from teaching to learning, and then tries to find the resources where they are. But not only: it also aims at strengthening those resources."

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