Downes revisit the 'role of the educator'



-emphasizes open learning and learner autonomy

-argues that course content is merely a  tool employed to support learning, rather thant he object of learning

-promotes a pedagogy of learning by engagement and activity within an authentic learning community

-fosters a wider and often undefined set of competencies

-exercises in activities requiring thosec ompetencies

-grows knowledge rather than to transfer or construct knowledge through cognitive processes