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A wet Friday in Tallin

November 24th, 2006 by Graham Attwell

On Wednesday I told you I was in Estonia for a meeting of the new European funded b-learning project. Well the meeting is slowly coming to an end. How did it go. I had only met one of the partners before the meeting. Well, we all got on pretty well and I liked all the partners.

But…we certainly didn’t share a common understanding of what the project is about – I think am beginning to get it but I am not quite sure.

But more importantly we do not share the same concepts of e-learning. Most of the partners are from SMEs and at least some of them are viewing e-learning – or more importantly the development of e-learning materials as a commercial enterprise. furthermore whilst some of us come form a (vaguely) constructivist view of learning, others are coming from a system engineering and instructional design position.

So we agree about nothing!

The organisers dragged us out at 8.30 a.m. this morning to go to the university here in Tallin to meet with the director of Estonian e-Vet consortium. Half asleep that I was, I soon woke up. this is truly an inspired and impressive project. No time to write more now – should at lest appear to be paying attention to this meeting but I will write more about this on Sunday.

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