Meet Stephen Downes

Stephen Downes is a specialist in online learning technology and new media. He has worked with the National Research Council of Canada since 2001 and has been engaged with many leading edge research and development projects in e-learning. Downes is perhaps best known for his daily newsletter, OLDaily, which is distributed by web, email and RSS to thousands of subscribers around the world. Stephen is a popular speaker, appearing at hundreds of events around the world over the last fifteen years.

Stephen recorded the following video for an open course on open content licensing for educators hosted by the OER Foundation and it provides a fitting introduction to our initial focus on why open matters for learning in a digital age.

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