Quotes of relevance

I’ve been revisiting some old articles/books that I collected when I was researching autonomy, self-access and language learning. This one from Gill Sturtridge seemed to have relevance to current discussions of informal learning, and open access in general.

The information explosion, information technology and increasing student numbers may not only mean the integration and acceptance of self-access centres within the traditional classroom-based teaching institution, but also the complete re-assessment of the mode of delivery of education generally. Institutions could become total providers of self-access learning and the traditional classroom could disappear entirely in some institutions” (1997, p. 68).

Sturtridge, G. (1997). Teaching and learning in self-access centres: changing roles? in P. Benson and P.Voller (eds): Autonomy and Independence in Language Learning. London: Longman.


2 thoughts on “Quotes of relevance

  1. Pingback: Looking backward to look forward « explorations in the ed tech world

  2. I think it’s so important for the OER/Open Ed movement to not be blinded by fancy tech and bright futures to forget to look back – indeed a lot of the ideas have been thought before, and often formulated better than any of us could. I love rereading Ivan Illich in Deschooling society for example, and am tickled by how often he is currently mentioned on twitter (do a search).

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