[iDC] Can DIY education be crowdsourced?

George Siemens gsiemens at gmail.com
Wed Sep 7 13:34:05 UTC 2011

Knowles is well-cited, but, any of these would be good to consider as a
starting point:


On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 7:28 AM, Philipp Schmidt <philipp at p2pu.org> wrote:

> 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?).
> P
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