Stephen Downes

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UKeU: The Final Curtain?

Mar 04, 2005

Seb Schmoller sent me this link to the Third Report of the Education and Skills Committee in Great Britain, a fascinating and often scathing discussion of UKeU. "UKeU did not have anyone with e-learning expertise in a senior management position." Recipe for failure. Turn anything over to the beancounters, and they kill it. Auricle, in this item, extracts much from the report, including this: "We have found that UKeU inherited a narrowly focussed definition of e-learning and chose to pursue that approach without questioning it at any stage. It did not focus on research and development concerning the definition of e-learning, and it did not have a 'learner-centred' approach." That about sums it up.


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