Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This article pays a central role in Dianne Conrad's series of posts, and though it's a few years old, I felt it was worth its own link. It looks back at Ernest L. Boyer's Scholarship Reconsidered and surveys some of the taxonomies of the field created since (because there's nothing education researchers love more than a taxonomy). To these we could also add (as Conrad does) Zane Berge's four modes necessary for successful computer mediated communication (CMC): the cognitive mode, the technical mode, the social mode, and the managerial mode. This article presents another taxonomy, the Dimensions of Activities Related to Teaching (DART) model and applies it to Boyer's "inclusive view of scholarship... 'that knowledge is acquired through research, through synthesis, through practice, and through teaching.'"

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