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Stephen Downes

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What we need to understand is that this question is being asked by a senior vice president at Pearson and follows the release of their first Global Learner Survey last week. Here's what we are told: "In addition to enrolling in traditional educational institutions, they are turning to a self-service approach, stitching together a range of education experiences based on what they can afford and what works for their lifestyle." There is a role for institutions, we are told, as outlined in a new higher education white paper. But, it argues, it will need more flexibility, a differeent cost model, and to be outcomes based. I can see the reasoning here, and I've said similar things myself, but not in such a way that places private companies like Pearson so close to the centre.

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