The Open University is the UK's leading distance-learning institution, and has long prided itself on "promot[ing] educational opportunity and social justice by providing high-quality university education to all who wish to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential."
This, coupled with a core principle of "valu[ing] diversity highly," suggests that it's a natural fit for a long-time Microsoft educator to be its vice-chancellor, right? [Cue sarcasm.]
Well, maybe not. While Microsoft has long been a leader in non-discriminatory hiring practices, it has fared less well in openness to new ideas like open … Read more