I don't think this article ever gets around to defining the billion dollar platform hole, which I think is the 'learner experience' or 'differentiated education' or some such thing. Yet, writes Curtiss Barnes, "the question is how higher education institutions and the companies that serve them will react to preserve (or not) academic freedom." I think he's trying to distinguish between hands-on academic learning, and platform-driven learning experiences. But 'academic freedom' isn't where this line is drawn. Image: the Gazelle.