I enjoyed Kimberly’s review of Learning Networks, but the following leaped off the screen at me:
“The goal of making it possible for anyone, anywhere, at any time, at any age to engage in the learning process”
How do issues of cost play into this ubiquitous goal of distance education? Isn’t the goal of distance education (and learning networks as described in the book) really ‘making it possible for anyone (who can afford to pay for the credits), anywhere, and anytime, at any age…’? The goal of anyone, anywhere, at any time, &c., is just begging to be problematized… I’m sure others already have, but it occurred to me today that this might be worth pursuing.