Friday, May 18, 2007

position statement on the hefcw e-learning position statement

Firstly I was amazed that, once again, the JISC's Networked Learning in Higher Education is not mentioned in the references. The statement takes no view on what exactly learning is - there is no mention of good old fashioned scholarship which is being undermined to some extent by e-learning. It does nothing to address the prevailing damaging assessment driven culture which wrecks a lot of real learning. It is full of euphemistic woolly concepts like 'flexibility' and 'opportunities'. It needs to be activity based, and concentrate on the fact that the genius of iCt is - the middle initial - human communications. It is a little bit useful as background for our own e-learning policy...

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