It's time for the technology industry to claim responsibility for underserving the nation's schools and to take steps to incite transformation, writes Cameron Evans.
This is an interesting perspective which seems to be on target.
One additional step needed for change is the top heavy educational adminstrative and accreditation machines. The wake up call is already coming through with new technology devleopments...
CHANGE IS HAPPENING NOW!
I look forward to the changes and elinamtion of the big pay checks of the educational adminstrations and accreditation services at the top of the local, state and goverment food chain with the shifting toward open access education for all levels of learners. The technology (LMS systems) is in place for a govermental "clearing house" to happen right NOW.
I look forward to the end of accreditation services, because the traditional learning enviroments, brick and mortar institutions have changed. They will not be the same in the next five to ten years.
Orginally, accreditation services were developed to serve two purposes, which was the standardization of the Carnegie units, credit hours and acceptance of transcripts between institutions of Higher Learning.
The government and schools empowered these accreditation services. Now like other service providers, it became another money making organizations due to go through a major paradigm shift.
"So what, now what"... All accreditation services needs to shift to the educational stakeholders at the local, state and national level to the government clearing house by elinmating these accreditaion service "middlemen". Transparentcy, simplication and cost savings would be the main focus of this shift.