Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
This article basically equates 'getting an education' with 'getting a degree' and then argues, based on the failure of past forms of online learning to improve degree production, that "unless a new solution to the world's higher education gap is created out of the strengths of OER, and online learning, these promising innovations will have limited impact in terms of increasing access." This is probably true - but one suspects that it is formal education that will need (this time) to adapt to online learning resources, rather than the other way around.

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