Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Distance Education: The Dream

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Net*Working 2000, Australian Flexible Leaning Network, online, Panel, Nov 08, 2000.

Nobody would imagine a world mired in 1990s technology - would they? Scrollbars, mouse clicks - we may as well say that the future of the telephone was limited to rotary dials or unhelpful operators. Or that the future of books was limited to those large leather-bound volumes you had to read in dust-filled monasteries. We have unlimited wireless bandwidth, multi-layered simulations, full voice access and control - why would we tie ourselves to desktops? Full text of presentation. (Still looking for the missing audio file).

Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada

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