lunes, 10 de mayo de 2010

Learning it is getting a little too personal...just what I wanted! / Downes in Argentina

Stephen Downes face to face is just Downes, but better. I like very much when people do and are what they say, other way we are in lie-land and I hated there. Downes is just Downes, that is to say he is really what he talks about, that is pretty awesome and not so common: the expert as someone who is learning it is a rupture, a totally new way. The connectivist way!

Downes talks about personal learning environments and that is the way he learns, in a personal way. He is open-minded and talks about freedom and autonomy in education. He is open and works on openness. He is easy going and belives in the do-it-yourself-mode to learn. To teach is to be transparent, to model, to show how you learn. Downes, the expert, is "someone with experience in a subject and a point of view". On his own words: everyone is the center of its own learning, the center of its net and the center of its learning environment.

Learning is something really personal. I get it , I love it and I live that way. How to make it real in formal education? -Why in formal education? says Downes.