Pittard (2004) talks about the UK government’s plans for e-learning (my bad description). It includes the following
It prioritises seven strategic action areas that are necessary to embed elearning
effectively across all sectors:
- leading sustainable e-learning implementation;
- supporting innovation in teaching and learning;
- developing the education workforce;
- unifying learner support;
- aligning assessment;
- building a better e-learning market;
- assuring technical and quality standards.
The first two, but especially the first point, provide support for the “web 2.0 course site” idea – i.e. e-learning provided through using SaaS (software as a service) to bring together existing services on the web.
Sustainable means, at least in part, affordabl.