There has never been a better time to be a learner.
I am confused with the above sentence because I feel that it means being a learner is not a good thing. I think the writer meant 'being a learner now is better' so I feel that it should be 'there has never been a better time to be a learner than today.' Can you clarify the meaning of this sentence to me?
This sentence is the opening sentence of a news story found here. The first few sentences read:
There has never been a better time to be learner. MOOCs rose to prominence a little over four years ago, and they have grown to total a staggering 5000+ courses from 600 universities around the world.