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  • University of Alberta
    Philosophy, 1987 - 1993
  • University of Calgary
    Philosophy, 1981 - 1987
  • SAIT
    Computer Science, 1980 - 1981
  • Algonquin College
    Computer Science, 1979 - 1980
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Stephen Downes
Moncton's most prominent cyber-citizen. See also my main website at http://www.downes.ca
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  • National Research Council
    Researcher, present
  • Athabasca University, Assiniboine Community College, Grande Prairie Regional College, University of Alberta, Texas Instruments, Versa Foods
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Metcalfe, Ontario, Canada - Brandon, Manitoba, Canada - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada - Eaglesham, Alberta, Canada - Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Candiac, Quebec, Canada - Melbourne, Australia - Austin, Texas

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Canada's PostMedia, concerned as always about meeting Canada's climate change targets, has published an article in the Toronto Sun arguing that Trudeau's emissions reduction targets are (and I quote) "impossible". In support ...
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Quoted at length from Self-organization of complex, intelligent systems: an action ontology for transdisciplinary integration, Francis Heylighen, Integral Review: A mobilization system would combat this confused and unproduct...
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Experts are typically expert in two types of things: what is the case what ought to be the case And for that matter, we all have attitudes and beliefs regarding both types of statement. For example: it's 20 degrees in here...
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Workshop on creating a personal learning environment
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My contribution to the Networked Learning Conference 'Hot Seat' discussion. You can read the whole discussion here. # # # Anything that can be automated works at scale. Anything that cannot be automated must be distributed, a...
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Doug Belshaw wrote an item this week called 3 things I’ve learned from 200 weeks of sending out an email newsletter which made me smile and think "newbie" to myself. That's not even four years! But it's actually a major commi...
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Late last fall my cat Bart died, then Jay Cross died, and finally 130 people in Paris died, all within a few weeks of each other. Bart's death was not felt widely beyond my own immediate family, Jay Cross's death was more wid...
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+Stephen Downes I really appreciate your take on agile designs. I resonated particularly with how iterative the process is and the fact that the learner comes in at the end of the process.
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Workshop at Online Educa Berlin on creating a perosnal learning environment - what does it do, why does it do it, who does it do it for?
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My contributions to the Network Learning 'Hot Seat' addressing the question, "How do we analyse and support the networked interactions of thousands of people learning together?" View the whole discussion here. # # # These ar...
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Why Numbers Exist
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by Stephen Downes One exists to show us the way It is the self, it is today It is the place where we departed It is the one to get us starte

Half an Hour
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This is a summary of theexpert discussion at the conclusion of Day One of the International Monitoring Organization conference Each paragraph denotes a ...

» How I ended up leaving Poynter JIMROMENESKO.COM
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How I ended up leaving Poynter. “How did this go off the rails?” Poynter's attorney asked me during a Nov. 12 phone conversation about m

Half an Hour: October 2011
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This is a summary of theexpert discussion at the conclusion of Day One of the International Monitoring Organization conference Each paragraph denotes a ...

Half an Hour: A Conversation on Innovation
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A Conversation on Innovation. This is a summary of theexpert discussion at the conclusion of Day One of the International Monitoring Organization conference

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Pussy Riot appeal in court next week. We need your help to defend free speech - ask the Russian authorities to stop their persecution of the

They gave me mountains of very good food, making it the only place in Oslo I could afford to eat while I was visiting there! My only regret is that I didn't find the place sooner. Seriously, if you're in the city on a budget, take the short walk from downtown and eat here.
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