Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

"These three terms," write the authors, "capture epistemological and ontological frames that theorise and enact (both in policy and everyday social interactions) how individuals learn to live in digitally mediated societies." In other words, they act "as approaches to learning about digital media use and structure; as frames for the organization of resistance to the digital; as fields of knowledge about citizenship, rights and literacy in the digital age; and as desirable social norms to make civil society somehow ‘better’." That said, the authors identify differences in the locus of action as well as in the direction of pressure (top-down or bottom up) to conform.

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