University or Technology Company?

Are online learning providers educators or technology companies?

In the 40 years since its formation the Open University has become a world leader in distance learning. It has been pioneering its use of technology. Delivering quality education through supported open learning.

And it has done this as a university.

But, with the dawning of the internet age, should it consider itself a technology company?

I read an interesting article from Paul Graham. Paul spent time during the late nineties at Yahoo. Yahoo are the Internet company who have never really fulfilled their potential. For me, there was one particularly interesting, and pertinent, aspect of this article. And that was that Yahoo were ambivalent about considering themselves a technology company.

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