[iDC] Can DIY education be crowdsourced?

Philipp Schmidt philipp at p2pu.org
Wed Sep 7 13:28:02 UTC 2011

On 7 September 2011 05:22, George Siemens <gsiemens at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm somewhat perplexed to see this discussion ignore the entire field of
> self-directed learning. What is now flying under the DIY name has been
> extensively researched by distance (and more recently, online) educators.
> Self-directed learning is not new and it was not invented by the internet.
> Why is this existing research ignored? I could enter a rant about the power
> of renaming a concept to claim ownership, but that would likely not be very
> helpful in foster discussion.
> George

Could you share a good starting point to that literature? Would be
super useful for someone like me, who is more of an implementer.

I didn't come up with the term DIY learning, but I don't think it's an
attempt to claim ownership as much as an attempt to find an
interesting name for the current rise in technology enabled
self-directed learning (TESDL?).


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