Thanks David for asking such an important question. One which I will need to reflect upon in my more philosophical WordPress blog. In my own professional life, moving into different online spaces which better suit different communicative or reflective purposes helped me to develop my voice as a researcher in language education and technology. I got to this point because I had access in the first instance to spaces controlled by others and then realised that I needed to shape my own spaces. As Simon implies there is an arrogance in assuming that individuals will only learn, grow and contribute in the spaces made available institutionally, this is the arrogance of colonialism, the same command and control mentality enforced through bureaucratic systems that resulted in chaos and societal unrest seen in post- colonial cultures. If institutions were to work more effectively with the learning culture of individuals, providing scaffolded access to online spaces and explicit support of the skills needed to master them and find thier own, we are more likely to empower and enable individuals to apply the digital understanding required to research and educate through the appropriate digital spaces. This organic growth could be fostered through professional development in Communities of Practice which are contextualised and give space for experiential application of shades of open educational practice. Time to be gardeners rather than park wardens!