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Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
The use of first names throughout the article is a little off-putting - I kept losing track of who was who - but this dialogue with a number of familiar names in the field was an interesting read. Mostly, though, I got a sense of dogged determination to keep plugging away despite the scepticism and the challenges. And, from time to time, some inspiration. Like this, which I will think about on the walk home today: "Bill H. recommends Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington because, when I was researching the problems of implementing knowledge management, my Internet searches kept getting hits on this book. What makes it a remarkable resource for us today is that it chronicles Washington s own self-education and his efforts to educate not just individuals but an entire population, namely the children of former slaves in the rural South."


I am a poor wayfaring stranger
CRLFWandering through this world of woe
CRLFBut there's no sorrow, toil or danger
CRLFIn that bright land to which I go


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