The Death of Learning Object
May 17, 2006
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Some great quotes in this item: "What I like to say is that learning technology standards effort has focused at the wrong spot. Teachers do not need technologists to tell them how to do their job. Teachers do not need technologists to draw a square on the floor and be asked to stand inside the square. Teachers need tools, good tools so that they can use to craft their wares - whatever that may be. Blog is godsend. That's why people are all jumping into this bandwagon."

I also enjoyed Ip's post on Learning Design. Is this definition right? "
Learning as the process of building an inner world which enables one to participate meaningfully in a community." I would be happier with 'growing' than 'building'. And 'environment' than 'community'. And I think 'inner world' and 'meaningful' need to be carefully specified, because they are, in my view, not rooted in language.
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