Can’t help but feel that the last quote from Donna Lanclos errs towards hoping for an ‘environment’ that academics want rather than one that people necessarily need. Some people will need the model Donna hopes for. Others will need a more direct, skills focused model. We have to be pragmatic about that. On that basis, the successful learning environments of the future are likely to vary, perhaps drastically, depending upon the aims and motivations of the learners who use them.