Linda Harasim, one of the pioneers of online learning, has opened an intriguing new web site called, Ask, So What?.
What she has done is taken a post by Mark Smithers on the awful content in most online courses, and asked ‘So What? So, what is the point of this post and what can we do now? What has he learned about what needs to be done?’ This is followed by comments not only from readers but also from Mark himself.
I’m guessing Linda’s idea is to create a web site that encourages discussion about issues, rather than (like mine) a set of statements by the author which may or may not promote in-depth discussion. I look forward to Linda taking on some of the online gurus and challenging their statements.
I guess I’d also better watch my back from now on – but then I always do!