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MOOCs and Blended Learning take the Stage with Charlie Rose - Online Education

MOOCs and Blended Learning take the Stage with Charlie Rose - Online Education | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

"I will say the blended model, ...with certainty, is revolutionizing, higher education." "...access to a Master Teacher..."  ~ Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania


Charlie interviews:

  • Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX;
  • Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania;
  • Joel Klein, former New York City Schools chancellor and CEO of Amplify and
  • Tom Friedman of the New York 


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Pacing the learning, removing the exclusive, high expense of the classic 4 year degree, access to "Master Teachers," are some the the advantages.

An alternative view of higher education was forecast by a guest blogger on my own website who built his own degree at a much lower cost, listed above, "Right Sizing..."   ~ Deb

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A blend of views discuss MOOCs and on-line education.  Note the access and pacing comments of Anant Agarwal from edX and what he's implying.  ~  Deb

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SlideShare Classic: 8 Reasons to Focus on Informal Learning

SlideShare Classic:  8 Reasons to Focus on Informal Learning | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

"Informal and social learning is core to successful learning.  These 8 classic reasons still apply today."

8 reasons to focus on informal learning.

They are:


  1. There are imperatives for informal learning
  2. Learning is a process, not a series of of events
  3. Most learning occurs outside of the classroom
  4. The vast majority of learning is social
  5. A lot of formal learning is ineffective
  6. People learn better when they are in charge
  7. There’s inherent inertia in formal approaches
  8. Informal and social learning are cost-effective

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Oldie but a goodie, as the conversation on informal and social learning is still current.  We still have a long way to go.  ~  Deb

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Informal Learning Quotes & Perspective - Stephen Hart

Informal Learning Quotes & Perspective - Stephen Hart | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Here are original quotes on formal education and informal learning by Stephen W. Hart.


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Formal education is safe, informal learning takes courage.

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Examples:

Formal education is safe, informal learning takes courage.


Formal education is in the audience, informal learning is on the stage.


Formal education is knowing a tomato is a fruit, informal learning is not using it in fruit salad.


Formal education is the map, informal learning is the journey.


Stephen Hart says,  "The education and social learning quotes are original;  feel free to use them but give credit to Stephen W Hart and leave a comment.

 

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

It's a great list here that helps make the point about informal and formal learning effectiveness. ~  Deb


For example:  "Formal education is paint by the numbers, informal learning is your own masterpiece."  Quote via @StephenWHart 

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