I am reminded of an old colleague much senior my age whom I consider a guru and look up to me for advise.
He said, 25 years ago, there are two methods of learning that are fundamentals: Discussion based and Inquiry-based.
>> Discussion-based allows learner to have conversations sharing their thoughts on the subject. This is important so learners can apply ideas in their own context.
>> Inquiry-based allows learners to ask questions. It allows learners to follow what engage them.
Today, discussion and inquiry is what we hope Wikis, Blogs, discussions, social learning, e-learning 2.0 allow learners to do.
But like 25 years ago, we still have the same problems: we stop learners to have discussions and pursue inquiry.
Apparently, technology can only do so much.
Ray Jimenez, PhD
"Helping Learners Learn Their Way" "Helping Learners Apply Learning"