This is slightly off the path of the original discussion, but when Rovy said “it would be great to have adaptive, exploratory, multi-path instruction for everything we have to learn” it got me thinking. Would it be so great.
Rovy would probably agree with me – based on his post – that there are some things where it really makes no sense to go to the expense, time and effort to produce that kind of instruction. When we attempt to make everything so interactive etc. what we end up with is edutainment at its best. While we could certainly use more well designed and interactive instruction our goal should not be to make everything so engaging but to use engaging where it actually enhances learning.