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Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

D2L has released a report Enabling Learning for Life: New Realities for Work and Education (35 page PDF) that draws four major conclusions (paraphrased): continuous upskilling is not yet the norm; there is no clear preference for training providers; microcredentials are not widely understood; and financial assistance and learning about credentials are the most requested help. It recommends that colleges and business invest in continuous learning, and that governments put financial aid policies into place. I'm not going to disagree but I would also prefer to see governments and education providers work together to create an open and freely accessible lifelong learning infrastructure.

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