Teaching & Learning Is there a paradigm shift to learning in higher education or are universities going to continue focusing on content delivery. Have we lost the human touch? Are we using technology or is technology using us? Have we lost the human touch in education?
"In August, 2012, four months after opening, Coursera—one of several Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) providers quickly gaining traction on the Internet—registered one million students, from nearly 200 countries. This is only one of the many staggering statistics that could be shared about the sudden popularity of MOOCs, the total of which speak to the worldwide interest in accessing university courses online."
Learning basic digital skills through use of a network is somewhat of a contradiction. Hence, I have commented on Siemens’s key principles in the context of this most fundamental learning in a networked world. In the developing world, the most basic of digital skills (keyboard, mouse, logging on etc.) have to be learned before more valuable skills (searching, publishing) can be developed.
Take away the dorm rooms, the classroom banter, the brown-nosing, the keg parties and the tuition, and is it still college? (Two Cheers for Web U!: Take away the dorm rooms, the classroom banter, the brown-nosing, the keg parties and t...