Canada needs an online education strategy

Jenni Hayman, CC BY, Oct 03, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This is one of five articles Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper devoted to MOOCs and online learning yesterday. The overall thrust is that while MOOCs have potential, they will not address the needs of education and development by themselves. I don't think anyone would disagree with that. In this lead article, Jenni Hayman calls for a national e-learning strategy. She writes, In Canada, we have unique languages, social values, and past and present cultural stories to tell. I believe that our educational expertise and cultural identities should be celebrated and shared on our own terms, within our control." Hard to disagree with that, either. Here are the other articles in the series:

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