Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
E-Learning as it was understood in 1999, complete with a pseudo-theory about tired neurons. It's not a bad article, as these articles go, and it does represent what is probably the mainstream. But it's interesting to note that the example (the scuba diver simulation) is no way resembles the description (a typical online class) which in turn does not resemble the way the author is actually conveying information (a page-turner type article). We need to ask, why would someone be simulating scuba-diving in the first place, what are the intentions of someone who writes a course, and why do online articles help people learn even when the theory says they shouldn't? Via Kerry Trabinger of the (Australian) Networks Forum, who also links to How to Make E-Learning Work by Elise Zito and Building a Successful E-Learning Stragegy by Derek Stockley.

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