Edgeless Universities

A Demos report released this week written by Peter Bradwell aout the future for Universities in Britain.  If you want a taste, then this paragraph from the introduction sums up the tone and direction:

‘Universities provide spaces for developing expertise,
validating learning and they bring prestige to those affiliated to
them. This is not going to change. Instead they will have to start
to open up continued learning and innovation to a wider
population. Giving more people more ways to learn and research
will be the only way to reconcile aspirations to maintain a worldclass
education system with high participation rates and moves
towards equality of access.

You can download the report here. It is published under a Creative Commons Licence which is admirable and means you can do what you want with the publication (bar making a profit from it)  as long as you credit its authors and origins.

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  1. Thank you for the link to the Edgeless University. I found it very interesting. I was intrigued by the recommendations. "We have yet to find a model for collating learning from many different sources. Funding and the structure of learning in formal higher education tend to militate against this." I am involved in a free, online learning management system at http://www.LearningZen.com . I think it can address some of the issues around collating of learning. I would love your feedback. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

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