I have been reading Stephen's http://halfanhour.blogspot.com/2008/11/future-of-online-learning-ten-years-on_16.html
He talks about the Triad - learner, host, provider model.
The notion of Host is helpful. Brings to mind the GOs at a fabulous ClubMed-like educational resort. You can work on some new skill or knowledge area like juggling, enjoy good food and new friends, or sit in the shade with a trashy beach book. The hosts are there to see that you are safe and happy, and as challenged as you want to be. But basically, it is up to you to do as much or as little as you please.
Capable hosts providing support and guidance for the learners' journey - here are the facilities, the resources, even the instructors if you need them. We would be happy to make suggestions as that is part of our service. These are all at your disposal for as long as you wish to stay.
Sage : Guide : Host - this works for me.