Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

I took not of this article even though it's more than a year old (it was recommended this week by Aaron Davis) because I want to add it to the relevant section of my Quick Tech Guide. It describes "how to teach online using only email and a phone and maybe one other tool." It reminds me about some of the basic of distance education I learned back in the 80s, that it's about three things: content, instructor-student interaction, and student-student interaction (Michael G. Moore, anyone?). That advice, based as it is in transactional information theory, is a bit dated, but it's still useful as a starting point and foundation for what we do today.

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