Is anyone noticing the return to 1996 Learning Objects thinking, and the resurfacing or Learning Management (Systems)? Pearsons, itunesU, API, OUA, xMOOCs … they all seem to be taking us back to the 90s with ideas of prefabricated multimedia textbooks complete with facilitator guides and passwords to teach through. Add in learning analytics and we have what I think is challenging future in education. Let’s see if we can imagine another way.
I’m an educational developer who’s been working in the tertiary sector of Australia and Zealand since 2001. I’m an outspoken radical (as easy as it is to be that in this conservative sector) looking for a smack-down or deliberation on an imagined problem. More practically, I’m wondering about the idea of resonance, and its relation to organisational change and direction… anyone in?