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Stephen Downes

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It's the analogy I like. Think about how you would create a mobile digital campus tour. The old way of doing it (still widespread) involves giving people a specific route to follow and a tape or CD-ROM that is played as you follow the route. Being able to turn it on or off gives you some flexibility, but it's not much use if you don't follow the route. Contrast that with the tour technology described in this article. Using GPS, the system determines where you are and then tells you about it. It may suggest where you might go next, but nothing breaks if you follow your own path. Now I ask, which is a better model for online learning? A system that tells you where to go, or a system that responds to where you are? Now, what was that about learning design again? Via University Business.

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