Advance the 'Idea of Modernity'
Medieval Idea .. hardly changed
US 1960s The Masterplan, entry to middle class, share wealth based on merit, public funding
UK Rapid Widening Participation, ouch!! - feeling the pain
An Idea Out of Capacity?
Tuition Fees Rising Sharply, mass participation, shift cost from subsidy to student, student loans, assumption: impossible to increase quality and cut costs at the same time
Behind Digital Children, education not adopting technology fast enough, teach themselves, attention deficit ... disordered?
attractive/acessible, e.g. TED
free/affordable, e.g. open textbooks
we all love it "like kittens"
personal learning networks
knowledge networks: make complexity simpler
help each other learn, e.g you tube
formalise peer learning, e.g. P2PU, e.g. open study
affordability: what is the value of accreditation?
professional networks, peer review rather than certification?, is after all important to researchers, what about professional certification?, examples in design, web development, software engineering, do they apply to other disciplines?, discipline specific combinations of openness?, medicine?, github, like research data not publications idea
is accreditation the same as authority?
but!!, suggests more open content ..., lower value, ... but pay premium for the live university 'experience'?, value add?
? where do universities 'add value' in a more diverse learning supply chain, direct investment, don't duplicate low value adding that can be shared/provided elsewhere
'Emporium' Assessment Technology, -39% cost, better feedback
-50% operational cost
200 professors/2500 online mentors, 50,000 students
combating the idea that public investments = helping people who won't help themselves
many of the questions express sceptism about the open socialization aspect