Content-type: text/html ~ Stephen's Web ~ Technology as a bridge–not a shortcut–to student relationships

Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

As I've noted before, what the elite schools deliver that the rest don't is a network of high quality connections. This article underlines the importance of forming networks and offers five strategies for designing tech that supports this process (yeah, it's a listicle, mostly). It's generally good advice, and while students still won't be connected with the old-money elite from the Ivies, with strong networks of their own, they won't need to. For me, a major strength of online learning, and especially its role in supporting personal networking, is to render quaint the old school advantage.

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