David Jennings has written a second instalment on self-organised learning in part responding my reservations. Dougald Hine comments (I mostly agree with him) that workplaces usually (often?) provide better vocational learning environments than institutional ones. When and if time permits I want to link this discussion with some points made by David Price
David Price - Co-founder of Debategraph: Thinking deeply together (click on thumbnail to run 28 minute video). Other ALT-C 2009 videos.
at the ALT conference (drawing on Clay Shirky) about the "cognitive surplus" in the heads of learners, and the scope there ought to draw value from it - thereby reducing the net cost of provision - by basing learning activities on finding real world solutions to problems.