En el blog de John Mak el autor nos cita un párrafo de Stephen Downes
“When I attended university, for example, I attended some very large classes. I never conversed with my instructor at all. I even had difficulty communicating with the teaching assistant. I was very much on my own. Most online learning offers a greater level of interaction than this.”
Para a continuación él mismo decir en un tono más moderado, quizá tambien por el salto generacional y del entorno cultural propio de John:
Most of the classes I attended were of small class, with at most 30 students, though there were a few mass lectures of more than 90. We didn’t have teaching assistant for the instructors, and so I wasn’t alone in my learning in class. I learnt with a small group of around 5-6 students on some occasions in the undergraduate programs, but then I learnt mostly alone in the postgraduate courses. That wasn’t surprising, as students studying at the pre-internet time were information deficit and have to find their ways through the library, in search of “knowledge” with books, artifacts or journals.
En mi scoop.it (http://www.scoop.it/t/aprendizaje-y-redes-abiertas/p/4000608928/change11-cck12-is-online-learning-more-supportive-of-interaction-than-traditional-learning) escribí y se reprodujo en Facebook donde John Mak había compartido su blog:
¿Freud tendría algo que decir de los comentarios de Stephen Downes?
A continuación se desencadena en Facebook este (creo) sabroso e ilustrativo diálogo