Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

I think we'll see more of this. "The new space is an extension of the university's desire to provide more flexible work arrangements for its employees." I've seen similar things in the past, most notably the University of Alberta's downtown co-location site, but those were more focused on students and clients. But why not create coworking spaces in communities generally? Now I know this has been tried (sort of) to an extent before, with failed startups like WeWork showing how not to do it. But a model such as the University of Iowa's may point the way to more socially positive coworking spaces. Image: the U of A's Enterprise Square.

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