As newspapers begin to close a number of edubloggers have been contemplating what this might mean for educational institutions. Newspaper publishers and journalists should have seen this coming for the past 10 years say many. So why are we so caught off guard as they close?
Some ask are schools and universities next? Well, certainly there are things about learning that are changing as the result of the web, but newspapers are failing because advertising has moved from paper to the web. Schools and universities are not based on advertising revenue so there are lots of differences here.
But one place in which schools and universities might be challenged is in the development of niche educational markets.