A post on open learning from pontydysgu pointing to an interesting diagram from George Siemans. I like the diagram as it seems fairly comprehensive and covers the main learning ‘flows’. However, I do think the distinction between ‘teachers’/ ‘educators’ and ‘learners’ is becoming fairly meaningless – I have long considered that I try to cover both those roles, learning through teaching and teaching while learning.
The points raised in terms of learning providers facilitating learning pathways is a good one that links L&D into the talent development process within organisations which will require further development as an idea – as will the role of assessment and, perhaps more importantly from the L&D practitioner standpoint, learning transfer. Hopefully, I’ll develop some more thoughts on this in due course