Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

A Kaleidoscope of Futures: Reflections on the Reality of Virtual Learning

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AECT Annual International Convention, Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), Anaheim, California, Keynote, Oct 25, 2007.

"The reality is…” The use of ‘reality’ as a rhetorical device is the enemy of innovation Almost everything that we think is real is actually a construction of inferences and interpretations that we misinterpret as reality. And unfortunately, the belief that we are directly observing and understanding 'reality' discourages us from trying to change it. (There was a video on Google Video but it has vanished; if I find it in my archives I'll repost it).

Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada

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