Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

E-Learning in Easy Pieces


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Invited Lecture, Training Advisory Council, Australian Flexible Learning Framework, Darwin, NT, Australia, Lecture, Sept 24, 2004.

When we think of e-learning these days, we tend to think of learning management systems, enterprise systems, and integrated courseware. Large, complex, do-everything pieces. But when we look at the internet technologies that have actually been successful - things like email, web sites, and blogs - we find that what works is exactly the opposite: small pieces, loosely joined. This lecture looks at what's wrong with enterprise e-learning and why the small pieces approach will work better, and will describe recent and innovative work using such technology, including the use of blogs, wikis, and RSS. Stephen Downes Does Darwin, by Terry Lawler, Australian Flexible Learning Framework


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