The future of education will be open and distributed

David Truss, Connected Principals, Oct 10, 2011
Commentary by Stephen Downes

David Truss takes the red pill - sort of. "Previously I’ve said, Let’s take a ‘T.R.I.P. into the Future’ ... Greater Transparency, greater Responsibility, greater Individualization and greater Permanence... Now I’ll add to that ‘Open and Distributed’… but what I’m ultimately talking about is greater Individualization with greater Responsibility on both schools and students." Just remember - 'open and distributed' means authority figures lose the ability to tell people what and how they should learn, which means recasting what is understood by 'individualization' and 'responsibility'. Open and distributed means far more than this: "any time a student learns at least in part at a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home and at least in part through online delivery with some element of student control..."
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