by Diana Oblinger
This was the first EDUCAUSE article I ever read and probably the single biggest influence on my decision to study e-learning. It’s a great introduction to the key concepts surrounding engaging “new students” and meeting their expectations.
by John Seely Brown
“If the student is passionately engaged in acquiring the practice, then time seems to disappear. Passion is the key.”
“Today the Web offers students incredible opportunities to find and join niche communities that ignite their passions. That sets the stage, through productive inquiry and peer-based learning, for such students to acquire both the practice of and knowledge about a field.
In the end, the millions of niche amateur communities — from the Latin word amator, meaning lover of — could provide a powerful learningscape for lifelong learning that is grounded in the learning practices that students acquire on campuses. That would be a major step toward creating a culture of learning for the 21st