Comment on a recent paper which throws up lots of recent facts about the nature of the information that is now available to learners and how they might need to approach this. One of my favourite words 'seredipity' - the unexpected. Should we now (routinely) expect learners to be tangling with and tackling the unexpected? Does this have more impact on distance teachers/distance universities as they have often in the past sought for control in order to support learners better. So will losening the corsets of control cause the spine to bend and lose its shape.

Via Peter B. Sloep