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Right now the demand for access to learning is rising like the average temperature throughout the globe, flooding traditional institutional capacity. At the same time the web offers all-new possibilities for how we can both connect and share information.

How can the practitioners of the open-source software movement develop and share new tools and practices to foster learning?

What are the most successful ways to supplement and to replace the traditional university's functions of knowledge transmission, socialization, and accreditation? » Read more

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EPIC FAIL: the sorry state of web education in schools

Anna Debenham brought the house down with this outstanding presentation at the Mozilla Drumbeat Festival. The key take-away: web education in too many schools—both at the high school and university level—is out of date, lousy, and losing students. So much so that it's threatening our countries' digital and economic futures.

A failing grade for teaching the web

Some highlights from Anna's talk: » Read more

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