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Stephen Downes

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"I am a little bit shocked at some of the nasty-grams that have been popping up lately, questioning the quality, relevancy, value and impact of online learning," writes Ellen Wagner, especially considering the new-found popularity ("It's about time!") of online learning. Like this CNN article, for example. And especially as related to for-profit institutions. She writes, "While online education is increasingly equated with for-profit education, more than 90% of today's traditional institutions also offer some kind of online courses or programs." "Online" doesn't mean "private" and it is a mistake to conflate the two.

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