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Commentary on: Downes, S. (2004) Resource Profiles


David Wiley

Utah State University, USA
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Abstract: In this response to Downes' very substantial article I can touch on only a few points. I have chosen to pass over the technical comments which might be made (e.g., concerns about reliability and availability with the proposed system of distributed resource descriptions, or praise for his honest criticism of the intelligent agent paradigm) and focus on pedagogical issues raised by his description of the possible future of educational technology. I will particularly focus on my own views of the role of humans in the automated, intelligent, semantic web future of educational technology.

Editors: Terry Anderson and Denise Whitelock.

How to Cite: Wiley, D., (2004). Commentary on: Downes, S. (2004) Resource Profiles. Journal of Interactive Media in Education. 2004(1), p.Art. 15. DOI:
Published on 21 May 2004.
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