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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

New Workflow learning paper

Workflow and web services is a new paper by Scott Wilson at CETIS. The paper does a great job of describing the state-of-the-art and assessing the requirements for workflow in education. The strictly defined Web Services of yesterday have morphed into more flexible lower-case web services. Wilson seems to feel that workflow learning, especially with multiple feeds, is quite primitive in the workplace and holds no interest for academic institutions. One thing I don't understand is Scott's statement that one of the criticisms of workflow learning is that discrete training activities create problems of transitioning experiences successfully from learning to actual tasks (the “forgetting problem”). Compared to what? Merging work and learning largely does away with the forgetting problem.



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