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Stephen Downes

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The whole point of a university credential is that it is exclusive to the university. That's their value proposition, the 'barrier to entry' preventing other institutions from competing with them. So there's a lit of foot-dragging. "Though it has long been the dream of ministers to see learners switching providers and courses mid-stream as a benefit of the market, the evidence for demand is very limited and the current uptake of existing schemes is low." The evidence for demand is very limited because the current mechanism is awkward and nobody is making it any easier. Ottawa's transit system is a bit like that too. And just like transit, "we need to build capacity in order to build demand."

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