I had the chance to catch a glimpse of Jim Groom’s session at CUNY a couple of weeks ago on UStream, but then I saw this video on the Chronicle’s site about Jim’s view of the future of learning. I thought that his point of view, though extreme, has to be considered when thinking about Sakai, and the struggle between internal support and outsourcing (especially when it come to data ownership and FERPA).
Do you agree with Jim’s point of view? Which functions should be supported by institutions, and which ones can be outsourced or left to users to decide?
UPDATE: You can also watch Jim’s whole presentation at CUNY WordCamp on UStream.