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Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

I'm just going to quote Tony Bates with my full agreement. "Digital learning is not only a goal in itself but more importantly a necessity... However, we need to act with an understanding that this alone will not be enough. The biggest problem we face after climate change is the increasing divide between the very rich and the rest of us. Tinkering with access, digital learning, and re-design of teaching and institutions will not of itself address this great divide. Digital learning needs to go hand-in-hand with political and economic change if we are to avoid becoming slaves to the mega-rich."

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