Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Interesting argument looking at the rights associated with online courses through the lens of a contrast between two models of the course, one depicting the course as object, as a static body of text and image and organization, and the other depicting the course as performance. The battle over rights in the educational context is in this light less a battle over money(except in the eyes of the administration) but rather a battle over meaning. In the former (and this is my interpretation of the argument) the meaning of a course is determined through intention: it is what the author wrote about. In the latter, the meaning of the course is acquired through use; it is what the course becomes through a process of mediation between and among instructors and students.

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada

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