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Stephen Downes

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Yoiu have to read almost all the way to the bottom of this article to get at the real value proposition in Michael feldstein's description of Argos. "What if every educator who adopts a "textbook" could join one or more communities of adopters? What if they could edit, delete, and insert new content into the product they were upcycling? ... This is how Argos Education aspires to change the fundamental value proposition of the "textbook," or "courseware," or whatever awful name you want to invent for that freeze-dried course design that educators upcycle to meet their local needs." From where I sit it sounds like a cross between learning object repositories and a GitHub for texts (presumably with a price for admission, because textbooks exist to make money).

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