Things you really need to learn by Stephen Downes

Stephen wrote an article back in 2006 as titled above.  I have just read it and I found it very inspiring. A key message I take away from his article is “Life is too short for bullshit!”

As I read each thing to learn, I reflected on my life and to what extent I had developed those skills.  I can see areas where I think I am doing well, and others where I could do better.

Very practical and sensible advice.

I’d like to learn more about the 4 types of writing (description, argument, explanation and definition).  Hopefully this will help me to better structure my second assignment for CCK11. 🙂

A great article and well worth the read.

Thanks Stephen for sharing these insights.


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