Random Thoughts on Instructional Design
Jay Cross takes us back to the events of 9/11 and then to WWII, Skinner and Sherlock Holmes to explain learning landscapes â€” his version of Web 2.0 for eLearning.
â€œLearning environments, which Iâ€™ll dub learnscapes, are like landscapes. They make sense as a whole, not simply a bunch of independent courses and workshops. As in nature, you donâ€™t get very far if you think only of people, ignoring the community in which they are interconnected. We can establish the starting conditions, but then we have to let the plants (or the people) grow as they will. Each organism contains it own feedback loops; adaptation is their destiny. Shouting at them wonâ€™t turn roses into rhubarb or artists into engineers, for a rose is a rose is a rose, and a person comes with hard-wired aspects as well as flexibility.â€
To read the full posting go to the Internet Time Blog.