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ERIC Number: EJ840503
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1552-3233
Places to Go: Pedagogy in Action
Downes, Stephen
Innovate: Journal of Online Education, v4 n6 Aug-Sep 2008
In this edition of Places to Go, Stephen Downes explores Pedagogy in Action, a Web site that seeks to provide pedagogical resources and support to educators in the field of scientific education. Managed by Carleton College, a small Midwestern liberal arts college, Pedagogy in Action, argues Downes, exemplifies what the Internet can do: increase the scope--and reach--of efforts by relatively small institutions. By creating connections and encouraging collaboration, Pedagogy in Action calls on educators to become both contributers and learners in the pedagogical process. While Downes does offer some concrete suggestions as to how this site and others like it can be made even more collaborative, he notes that the premise behind Pedagogy in Action epitomizes the Internet's ability to forge links among institutions working in a field, amplify their effect, and offer their services back to the field as a whole.
Fischler School of Education and Human Services. Nova Southeastern University, 1750 NE 167th Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33162. Tel: 800-986-3223; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota