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Stephen Downes

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Fortunately the Nobel committee does not make selections based on publicity found in Forbes. If a university qualifies for the award based on the difference it makes opening access to education, then surely it belongs to the Open University, a true pioneer in the field, or the Indira Gandhi National Open University, an institution that dwarfs ASU in scale. It's hard to believe that author Brandon Busteed is so unaware of other more deserving institutions in the field. But this is just Forbes being Forbes. What makes ASU stand out among the many other institutions in this domain is its commercial focus. But thankfully, the Peace Prize is not based on whether the recipient advances corporate interests.

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