Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
With all the discussions happening in Britain (and just beginning in Canada) about e-learning strategies, it seems relevant to step back for a second and ask whether we need one at all, to ask whether "e-learning [is] really so special and different from what we know about pedagogy and student learning that, instead of viewing it as an integral part of a learning and teaching strategy, it requires a special strategy all of its own?" Good summary of the arguments in favour and against, with extended discussion. I tend to lean toward the 'eschew' side, mostly because I don't work well in tandem with a 'strategy' (because such strategies almost never interpret things the way I see them) but as this item shows there is more than just my view at stake.

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
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