"...The following text has been crossposted from Stephen Downes: The Future of Education, liveblogged notes taken at the conference by Stephen Downes at the First International Conference Free Knowledge, Free Technology - Education for a free information society [...] The conference deals first with the concept of public goods and public education, and their relationship with Freedom. Then the speaker shifts towards the specificities of digital content and digital skills, how these both have changed the landscape of Education, in particular, and Communication in general, and, hence, what is the role of public education to empower individuals with tools and competences that will make of them free citizens in a free society..."

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