The definition uses access to educational resources as main component of the definition. This is very remarkable. because access to whatever sort of information is very common in learning. When I want to learn to use a new device or want to know something I do not wait till someone writes an educational resource. Any resource will help me to learn.
The consequences of this definition are tremendous. In the Ayala text2teach project a lot of effort is made to present video to classes. Why not do effort to use internet information from all over the world? The internet is loaded with information ready to use for educational practice. Teaching is not presenting information. Teaching is guiding students to connect to information.
The training of teachers to use mobile phones and other devices to share knowledge about teaching and learning had been a better goal for a project than spreading information to classes.
The training of teachers to make students better in searching information would have been better.
My suspicion with this widespread practice of central delivery of learning materials is that it is intended to form good citizens or better patriots or more productive workers. I suspect the central delivery of materials to be not in the first place for the sake of the students.
(image: made by student (10 y))