From Courses to Learning Streams
Imagine that instead of tagging conferences, courses could be broken down and tagged. Instead of searching for who is writing about a certain conference, students could search for lessons on certain topics and for when they are being presented. They could then login to that class, participate in the discussions and learn what they need to.
He goes on to say:
A system like this would allow students the freedom to assemble the pieces of their courses from a number of places from the best teachers possible, and allow them to move through the pieces as they need them.
With the wealth of online courses available on a wide range of topics, why not remove some of the constraints on time and content to give learners greater access to resources and experiences of their choosing? Of course, there are some practical issues to contend with, particularly economic ones, but the technology makes it possible for the whole concept of ‘course’ to evolve into a more fluid entity congruent with the messy and unpredictable process of learning itself.