This made me laugh, but it reflects on some of the debates around technology in learning and teaching. Particularly it shows how technology may transform delivery and create new opportunities but the process is not new. More importantly, it reinforces the need to guide the learner (with some good old note taking!). My own experience over the last few weeks both in practice and reading around the subject has reinforced this. The use of new media and technology still have be carefully thought out especially in targeting conceptual learning.

Previously, my use of technologies such as VLEs has been very much based on using the space as a storage area for specific information to be accessed by students rather than as an area for developing critical thinking skills. Weblearn has been a repository of lecture notes, statistics and recent relevant reports, rather than a ‘learning community’.