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Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

There's a bit of a challenge in this post. "Maybe online communities are a white whale. What is the best we can hope for in terms of online engagement and community for educators?" In this post Dave Truss waxes poetic about the community he found on Twitter. I think it was a bit of a chimera; Twitter was only ever a subset of the larger educational community, and it always felt to me a bit like a high school clique. It was pretty easy to find yourself on the outside or the subject of Twitter disapprobation; I experienced it a few times (but to nowhere near the extent of some others). If Twitter was the best we could hope for, we weren't hoping for much.

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