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Meet Elizabeth, a twelve-year-old who walked over 10 kilometers to school and back every day. Despite her class being crowded -- sometimes with 75 children for each teacher -- she was lucky to receive an education at all.

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The Role of the Educator

Stephen Downes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education Read More: Downes Education Role Teacher School, Learning Communities, E-Learning, Accountability, Student Acheivement, Education News
Stephen Downes

There may still be thousands of people employed today with the job title of "teacher" or "educator", but it is misleading to suggests that all, or even most, aspects of providing an education should, or could, be placed into the hands of these individuals.

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A World to Change

Stephen Downes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education Read More: Open Source, E-Learning, Edupunk, Plenk, Downes, Connectivism, Education, Online Learning Technology, Education Reform, Education News
Stephen Downes

There is no secret sauce or pixie dust that will repair an unsustainable system. If we want to ensure that learning is provided to all, we need to rethink the basic premises of the education system.

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Digital Schooling

Shai Reshef | Posted 05.25.2011 | College Read More: Online Learning, E-Learning, Distance Learning; University of the People; Shai Reshef, Higher Education, College News
Shai Reshef

Our investment in accessible and affordable quality higher education must grow. Not being able to attend university because of financial or geographic constraints should be passé.

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