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Stephen Downes

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I like the way David Wiley is willing to go right back to basic premises to work something out. Here, he suggests that the difference between an informational resource and an educational resources is that the latter includes practice with feedback. To me, that would make something a learning resource, perhaps. But for something to be an educational resource isn't to have any essential content or components, it is to be used by an educator in the process of instruction or coaching. To be sure, learning resources make better educational resources, but no small number of educators are quite happy with nothing more than information resources. Meanwhile, we'll defer for another day a discussion of what it means for a resource to include practice with feedback.

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