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Stephen Downes

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This 'flash debate' was created by a group of #H800 students on the MA ODE Course. A sample from the discussion (which is already fairly meaty): "The internet now allows you access to lectures from top professors in places like Stanford, Berkley and MIT. Okay so we have access to knowledge on our laptop so why go to university - I think Ove is on the ball - its all about accreditation at the moment. We need a respected third party to validate our competencies but why does that have to be a university - well it doesnt and I can see more and more corporates coming into the quailification sphere e.g. Google Degrees in Web Development."

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