Online Learning Update

February 23, 2011

Online Learning: “States, Tear Down Your Walls”

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

By Michael B. Goldstein, Inside Higher Ed

Sir John Daniel, who has led the British government’s efforts to encourage online learning and open educational resources, once made what is perhaps the most incisive comment about the condition of higher education regulation in the United States. A few months after announcing the end of an effort to create a U.S. Open University modeled on the pioneering Open University he headed in the U.K., Sir John made the following statement to governors of the 50 states: “When I brought the OU to America I thought I would be dealing with one country,” he said. “I was mistaken.”

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