Scott Wilson has been at it again, talking about Using resources in education and Architecture of virtual spaces and the future of VLEs. Both posts have minimal text and links to sizable, in the first case 8.7 MB, Powerpoint files from his presentations.
There is some overlap between the two presentations and some commonality with previous work – the VLE diagram features again as he contrasts the PLE (Personal Learning Environment) with the LMS (Learning Management System). Despite the repetition it is worth the effort to download and read through both sets of slides. The key messages are about the way SCORM and the LMS mirror the systems in which they are implemented, fear of open technologies among University IT staff and administrators, the incompatibility between current approaches to learning objects and repositories and university teaching, and the need to adapt to rapidly changing technologies.