Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This article is - well - odd. Like the beautifully groomed and very placid snow run used to illustrate 'avalanche' odd. Or the focus on this: "early predictions of an education sector unshackled by borders have not been realised." An odd statement from someone in a country where education is a top export, valued at AUS$32.2 billion (US$24.7 billion) in 2017. And here's the list of companies or institutions that are "disruptors that just might be able to break through" - Minerva, Foundry College, Georgia Tech, MicroMasters, Modern Campus, Udacity and Techtonic. But the best line is by David Pattie in the comments: "Can we please stop thinking about education in terms of markets and product?"

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