Stephen Downes

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Birthday
6, 1959
Birthplace
Canada
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
6, 1959 (age 60)
Birthplace
Canada

About

Known for his development of multiple online learning tools, he also served on the National Research Council of Canada and edited the International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning.

Before Fame

In the mid-1990s, while employed by Canada's Assiniboine Community College, he became a New Democratic Party candidate for the office of Mayor of Brandon, Manitoba.

Trivia

He was the co-teacher of one of the first Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

Family Life

A native of Montreal, Quebec, he later lived in both Manitoba and New Brunswick.

Associated With

He and author Jonathan Fast were both interested in the educational uses of technology.