Saturday, November 22, 2008

Stephen Downes Article

Wow - I will need to read this several times.  Wow

Half an Hour: The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On
In the summer of 1998, over two frantic weeks in July, I wrote an essay titled The Future of Online Learning. (Downes, 1998) At the time, I was working as a distance education and new media design specialist at Assiniboine Community College, and I wrote the essay to defend the work I was doing at the time. “We want a plan,” said my managers, and so I outlined the future as I thought it would – and should – unfold.

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