If They Build It, Will We Come?

Michael Feldstein, Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, May 02, 2006
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Responding to an idem describing the popularity of Facebook, Michael Feldstein observes, "And yet, we can't seem to get ePortfolios off the ground. Clearly, we're starting from the wrong end of things. Let the students show us how they use online spaces to present themselves, and let us go to them and teach them how to harness what they are already doing for purposes like reflection and job hunting." Quite right. We always talk about how we can use new technologies in learning, when we should be talking about how to provide learning in new technologies.
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