Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

There's probably no hope of dissuading people from using the term 'learning engineering' - and if people really want to use the term for something new, that's fine. But as Matt Crosslin writes, "there seems to be a very prominent strain of learning engineer that are trying to make the case for 'learning engineering' replacing 'instructional design' / 'learning experience design' / etc or becoming the next evolution of those existing fields." Why do this? There are dozens (probably hundreds) of papers and presentations describing what is now being attributed to 'learning engineering'. "I am still not clear if some learning engineers are claiming to have preceeded ID, to be currently superseding ID, or to have been the first to do what they do in the Ed-Tech world before ID. If any of those three, then there are problems." Image: Towards Data Science.

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