The attack on our higher education system — and why we should welcome it

George Siemens, think:lab, Feb 03, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

George Siemens offers one of his better columns this week in the TED blog (of all places). Despite "the 18-month intoxicating hype machine," he writes, "our original vision continues to shape our research and teaching practices: networking individual learners to foster knowledge creation." And as he says, "the complex challenges that society faces can only be met through a learning architecture that emphasizes knowledge generation over knowledge duplication." This is a good column, one that should be widely shared.

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