Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

We see this from time to time, but it's always worth highlighting because there are still people who pretend it doesn't happen. Specifically, what we have here is yet another instance in which commercial education providers are lobbying against open online learning resources because of "fears they will squeeze commercial curriculum providers out of the market." I would think that the needs of the poor are more important than the needs of commercial publishers. But in Britain, the publishers will probably prevail. I know a lot of people are calling for a social equity reset after the pandemic, but we must always remember that organizations like the British Educational Suppliers Association are there to stand opposed.

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