George Siemens: Chronicle Interview: Why universities should experiment with open online courses.
"I have no illusions about open online courses being THE key to education’s problems. To even make a statement of that nature is to misunderstand the interconnectedness of complex problems. As I stated in the interview, researchers need to start experimenting with the system of education. We’re not going to think our way to educational change and reform. Meaningful reform will only come through experimentation – many models, many different approaches. When researchers don’t have answers to a problem, they start hypothesizing and running experiments. Educators and administrators need to recognize that we do not understand what an efficient education systems look like in a complex, networked, and digital world. We’re muddling through."