A Communication Medium Suitable for a De-linearized Online Learning Platform
by Jean Bebe
Traditional education is no longer regarded as the only source for knowledge. This is largely due to the digital evolution. Although there have been steps taken to transform the education system from traditional to modern, it is argued that linearized learning remain as the underlying framework. In order to be in sync with current and future market demands, a de-linearized learning approach is found suitable. This is best described as the exchange of roles namely, student, teacher, practitioner and researcher and the exchange of knowledge between them. An online platform that adopts a de-linearized learning approach is very much different and new compared to other online learning platforms. For this reason, a communication medium suitable for the exchange of knowledge in a de-linearized learning setting is unknown. Through the use of interviews consisting of the four roles as participants and literature research, the author has been able to identify six factors together with media capabilities that should be considered in a communication media in order to achieve effective knowledge exchange in ade-linearized learning platform. The factors are targeted towards the underlying layer of the exchange of knowledge which is the transmission and processing of information.
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