Ama­zon’s prime can­di­date

THE (Times Higher Education) - - NEWS -

A lead­ing edtech pi­o­neer has taken a leave of ab­sence from Stan­ford Univer­sity to join an on­line re­tail gi­ant. Can­dace Thille (pic­tured), an as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor in Stan­ford’s Grad­u­ate School of Ed­u­ca­tion, will be di­rec­tor of learn­ing sci­ence and en­gi­neer­ing at Ama­zon, In­side Higher Ed re­ported. She will work “with our global learn­ing de­vel­op­ment team to scale and in­no­vate work­place learn­ing at Ama­zon”, a spokes­woman said. The move by Dr Thille, found­ing di­rec­tor of the Open Learn­ing Ini­tia­tive at Carnegie Mel­lon Univer­sity, is seen by some as an in­di­ca­tion that much dig­i­tal learn­ing ac­tiv­ity has moved out of higher ed­u­ca­tion and into the cor­po­rate sec­tor.

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