Apr 042013

Must read post by +Lisa M Lane about some very bad consequences that the current xMOOC trend might bring not only to education but also to democracy as a whole. Here's how she concludes her reflection:

_Thus “education” becomes a product to be packaged and sold, rather than an achievement earned through that messy process of learning, with all its nuances, grey areas, and complexity. We distill it to something that requires no interpretation except the one you are given.
Anyone who understands democracy can see the danger in that._

I reference first the article in the Chronicle of Higher Education on the bill being proposed in the California legislature to create a “faculty-free” New University of California online (read it and …

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