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  1. Jake says:


    Interesting post. As always.

    I have been following MIT’s OpenCourseWare for a while now. You may already be aware of it.
    I wish more universities took this approach.

    “MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.”

    If we could somehow get this (or something similar) launched in Second Life…

    -Jake Willis

  2. Tom Van Hout says:

    Right on the money, Roland. The argument that education, like news journalism, faces de-professionalization, bites. That does not mean that it is on the agenda of many institutions of higher learning. On the contrary, the current political economy of Flemish tertiary education is governed by a pressure cooker of institutional concentration, ‘output financing’, tenure tracks and productivity demands (publish, or else!). This demotes teaching to a second order priority (at best) and calls into question the historical monopoly of universities on higher learning.

    • Anonymous says:

      I can only hope that educational institutions help their students to use networks, blogs, forums, virtual environments etc in order to learn and teach. It can only help these institutions to stay relevant for the students, even long after graduation.

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