Learning scales, teaching doesn't

Vance Stevens, Canvas, May 06, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This is not a long post but I want to highlight what is I think a key insight contained within: "regarding the problem with corporate and other institutional training programs.  They are attempts to teach participants in these programs to fish in an era where the tools of fishing are evolving rapidly...  In other words, such training doesn't scale. It becomes less efficient the more rapidly evolutionary change approaches. Training should focus instead on the wider issues of finding a range of tools available to address desired pedagogical tools. The answer is learning, not teaching.  Learning scales. This is what MOOCs are about.  They are experiments for scaling learning."

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