Feb 222013

Another great post by +Tony Bates, part of his "aha moment" series. It is really worth reading them all – testimonies from someone who embodies the history of distance education and technology supported learning. This sense and knowledge of history is seriously lacking in the ongoing discussion around MOOCs and online learning.

A PLATO terminal (from Wikipedia)

This is the fourth in a series of posts about the most seminal ‘discoveries’ in my researching and working in educational technology, where I discuss why I believe these ‘discoveries’ to be important, and their implications specifically for online learning. The others to date are:
My seven ‘a-ha’ moments in the history of educational technology (overview)
1. Media are different.
2. God helps those who help thems…

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