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Learning Experience Platform – WRONG

Stephen Downes' OLDaily - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 16:03

Craig Weiss, The Craig Weiss Group, Nov 23, 2017

The 'wrong' in this article refers to the term 'experience'. Craig Weiss argues that the term houl be 'engagement' instead. Beyond that first argument he offers a pretty good overview of the platform, what is is, what it contains, and what it's supposed to do. He names a number of them at the end of the article: Learn AmpDegreedGrovoPathgather and Linkedin Learning. Based on both the description and the examples, my inclination would be to call them Learning Resource Platforms, because they are for the most part providing or selling access to learning content and resources.

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Creating a Safety Net — Why Double-Dipping Is the Wrong Term and the Right Approach

Stephen Downes' OLDaily - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:30

Kent Anderson, The Scholarly Kitchen, Nov 23, 2017

Kent Anderson launches a spirited defense of "double dipping" - this is the practice of charging publication fees on articles published in journals where there are also subscription fees. His argument, based on the collapse of advertising revenue for digital publications, is that companies need to support diverse income streams. No doubt this is true, however, charging different people for the same thing is something else. It's like when you pay the full cost of your internet bandwidth, and then your ISP charges someone else extra for permission to send data to you. It's the sort of price-gouging that would not be possible without people being locked into your service. Related: There's a Digital Media Crash, Talking Points Memo.

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