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Open for Learning

I have been thinking about open learning for some time. The open online course CCK08 accelerated and focused my interest. Since that course Stephen Downes' OLDaily has nourished my thinking. (See for example his link to Jenny Mackness's post today, The place of 'the teacher' in relation to open content.) News of Sebastian Thrun's development of Udacity ("We believe university-level education can be both high quality and low cost") has added to my interest as did the video of his talk at DLD. (See this update.) Matt Welsh ponders the "failings of the conventional higher education model for a minute and see where...