Thanks to educational futurists Norm Friesen and Stephen Downes for responding so thoughtfully to DIY U on their blogs. (I spoke to Downes for the book, as he notes, and saw Friesen at the OpenEd conference in Vancouver last August.)

I was amused to read that the picture I’m painting of the future of higher ed strikes them as “moderate.” I’m preparing for the opposite reaction from the public at large, and in my mind, it’s pretty radical. It’s just that I think change can be absolutely profound without being total. You don’t have to institute a 10-day week to mark the fact that you’re doing business differently.

ps: an article I wrote for Fast Company that is partly drawn from the book won second place in a contest.

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