Why would the major events and drivers of change you identified earlier be any different?
What do I think?
Why would online video / open courses be different than the innovations and expected revolutions of the past?
Open access to education takes the control of who learns what and when away from the educator and potentially puts it in the hands of the learner. A learner no longer has to wait until a course is available, until their teacher thinks they are ready or they can afford to attend the ‘right’ school. However, this shift in education depends on the learners taking ownership and leadership of their own learning, which is something educators should be promoting and instilling in their learners. The drive for life long learning.