After the Hype, Do MOOC Ventures Like edX Still Matter?

Goldie Blumenstyk, The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 30, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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This is an interview with Anant Agarwal, chief executive of edX, so the answer is going to be 'yes'. But don't think of it as a technology project. Agarwal at one point says, "one of the big innovations, really, at edX has not been technology-focused. It has to do with policy and new credentials." The interviewer, Goldie Blumenstyk, sputters in response: "But does that really — that doesn't help educate the world, which I think was the big vision and maybe too much of the hype." 
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