Friday, October 21, 2011

Skeptics

While the general reaction to our announcement was positive, it wouldn't be Educause without a healthy dose of skepticism. Though lots of people reacted favorably to Pearson's new offering, there are plenty of folks who will need to see us live up to our rhetoric before they become believers. We will be working hard to win you over!
@OnlineAtGC posted: The Free LMS?
@scottphamlin liked our experience but is still unsure: Pearson's OpenClass looks pretty slick. You have to wonder how long it will be free
@nixty's analysis is that OpenClass has no chance at success. Obviously, I disagree :-):   Here is a question not answered yet: What happens when Pearson isn't selling enough closed content to support OpenClass?
@michaelochoago posted his reservations: I can see problems...I wonder about Pearson’s role as both a content provider and an LMS. (but in a comment to this article, Edward JennIngs "found [michaelochoago's] article to be biased and protective.)

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To everyone -- fan, skeptic or in-between -- who is checking out the OC, the Pearson team is really appreciative and we look forward to your comments and suggestions.


Thanks for a great Educause 2011. I predict an exciting year!

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