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Stephen Downes

Institute for Information Technology, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

 Stephen Downes
The Students Own Education
This event took place on Monday 05 June 2006 at 15:30

In today's online learning experience, the connections and content a student creates when taking a course can disappear at the end of the semester as access to the learning management system is terminated. A student, moreover, finds it necessary to access and create content the university's way; the institution hosts the content, and the institution defines the learning environment. This is changing. Just as students are finding alternative sources of content and community, students are also in the process of defining their own learning environment, one that transcends institutional boundaries. The concept of the personal learning environment, already in discussion and development, will not merely transform learning, it will tranfer ownership of that learning.

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