The Real Tsunami

William G. Durden, Inside Higher Ed, Jun 11, 2012
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The big tsunami, according to William G. Durden: "imagine that a highly respected, unassailable institution or set of institutions offers a set of completion exams at the bachelor’s level to anyone everywhere, anywhere, anytime... Imagine the moment when these completion exams permit a person to assemble learning from a variety of academic institutions and life experiences to complete a degree." Imagine, in other words, the end of the existing monopoly based on credentialing. It's going to happen.

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