Digital Technology Research Centre

Stephen Downes

Finalist 2020 Future Learning Finalist 2020 Future Learning

Through the last 30 years Stephen has been a pioneer in online learning and new media, working with both theory and technology toward a society where knowledge and learning are public goods, freely created and shared. He is best known for his work in learning content syndication and metadata, for work in open educational resources, for ‘connectivism’, a network-based learning theory, and for the world’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). Downes is also well known for his daily newsletter, OLDaily and is a popular keynote speaker and has spoken in three dozen countries on six continents.

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