Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This post talks about the community around the Perl programming language, but it could be talking about any of the ed tech communities that so often refer to themselves as (say) the OER community or the learning technology community. At best, as in the case of Perl, "what we have is a loose, and at times fraught, federation of communities." Some things to note. "In a grassroots community of volunteers, like ours, I think that culture has to 'bubble up': not be imposed in a top-down fashion, and leadership should be seen in terms of service to your community." Image:

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