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Stephen Downes

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It's tempting to want to compare education with the (mis-named) 'sharing' economy because, well, Uber. But according to this article, it's a bad comparison. For one thing, your access to Uber depends on your having a smartphone and your having a good customer rating - if you swear at your drivers, you're less likely to be picked up. That's fine for a luxury service like quick and convenient rides.But when we're looking at education, we don't want the school to simply turn down prospective students because they don't like them. Do we?

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