In the most simplistic-possible terms: over these past few years of intense (and I believe excessive) student-centred rhetoric, I realise that the old question in Higher Education “What can e-learning offer that is different from the way we teach now?” has been replaced by a new one: “What do teachers have to offer that is better than the way we can learn online”. Teachers get ready to justify your existence.
(I was stupid in Oxford the other day, boasting about how thoroughly I anonymise this blog. That shot me through the foot because now, as I use the tag the particular person I was bragging to suggested in his presentation that we should use, I compromise my anonymity. And the fact that I publish this paragraph clearly indicates that I don’t plan to untag my ‘shock07’ posts… Ah well [removing dark glasses, wig and false moustache].)