Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

I wonder why these questions should even need to be asked. I mean, the first, "Why am I taking this course?", is necessary only if you're being forced to take a course you don't want to take, which should never happen. The next, "What am I supposed to do with all of this content?", seems to presuppose that there's no applied use for the resources, which again seems odd. And finally, if we have to ask, "How can I prove I know this?", then we seem to require some sort of test or assessment for content knowledge, as opposed to a demonstration of skill or competency. That said - sure, we get the point.Objectives, content and evaluation need to be aligned with training goals. The real question, though, is whether the learner is engaged with these goals.

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