Learning vs Education


Open source IT learning

  • No need for classroom
  • What the individual wants to learn is based on one’s interest
  • Master/apprentice relationship
  • self-paced
  • MOOCs cannot replicate the social network aspect
  • Open source moves fast, so IT learning must move at the speed of open source

Traditional IT education

  • Requires classroom
  • Teaches only what the school wants to teach
  • Teacher/student relationship
  • There is time frame
  • MOOCs scales only the WHAT and HOW, not WHY
  • Disconnect between pace of open source and what institutions teach

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