No country for old ideas, this

Martin Weller, The Ed Techie, Mar 19, 2012
Commentary by Stephen Downes

One of what will be a number of posts from different people following out #edgex2012 experience in New Delhi. One thing we all noticed, as Martin Weller notes, was the proliferation of universities selling their wares to the Indian market. A number of us cautioned the prospective buyers. "Beware the undead - there are a lot of US and UK universities hovering around India, trying to sell their model as a solution. With higher education on its knees in the west, this big market attracts the half-dead universities to suck on its new blood. Ok, I'm overplaying it. I think there are undoubtedly mutually beneficial collaborations that are being established, but as George exhorted, 'stay Indian'."
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