Monday, November 10, 2008


Mothballs Working in eLearning, we have had to concede that we cannot supply the same service that commercial providers do (e.g. GMail, Google Docs, Adobe ConnectNow, delicious, WordPress, etc). It's senseless to compete with these services and outsourcing is the only sensible institutional strategy.

In the sixth e-Learning Stuff podcast, the point was made that it is rapidly becoming nonsensical for institutions to invest large sums in front end hardware (user devices) as the cost of devices such as the Asus eeePC continues to fall.

Time to get out the mothballs.