Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

I would have thought this obvious, but the article is there to tell us that remote learning can be used by adults in the (home) workplace as well as by school children. But as Daniel Christian notes, the article also says "Adult education, however, is 'the Wild West' of education technology, according to Mr. Yoquinto. There are many outlets experimenting with ways to get a handle on the online adult education marketplace, including community colleges and universities, for-profit learning platforms, workshop providers and nonprofit organizations." It makes me wonder whether all this 'alternative learning' is analogous to 'alternative medicine' - a panacea for a nation without affordable healthcare. Something to think about.

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