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What is the Value of OLDaily?

OK, before you panic, I'm not thinking of quitting OLDaily. It's not that kind of post.

But still.

When I changed email providers a few months ago I lost a lot of readers and my totals never did recover. (*) Nor am I being invited to speak at conferences any more. I feel pretty good about what I've done over the years and so I'm not having a crisis of confidence or anything like that. But it does raise some questions in the back of my mind.

Partially, it's a generational thing. There are some fantastic new voices that have emerged over the last decade or so that need to be heard. Add to that the fact that more and more marginalized voices are being heard, which again is terrific. These voices are occupying center stage now, as they should.

But it's not just that. I wrote on Mastodon a few days ago, "I'm not sure anyone has any status in online learning any more. I'm wondering, maybe it's not even a discipline any more. There's learning a…

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