The history of online education can be traced back over 50 years to the introduction of the first computer-based learning system in 1960. Since then, online learning has evolved into an advanced educational platform used by millions of people everyday to earn a college degree.
Unpredictability, volatility, and information glut are the new normal for twenty-first century CLOs. Grappling with blazing-fast change requires a new vocabulary. Here are a few phrases from a CLO survival guide written by Jay Cross (and extracted from the Working Smarter Fieldbook) you may find useful. Beta. Not ready for final release. Still buggy. Life is perpetual beta. Free-range learner. Someone who learns as he or she chooses. Often discovery learning. Learning. Work. Performance. The goal of learning. AKA productivity,...
Online Learning - The Future of Higher Education Online education programs have changed the college landscape, allowing students to work from anywhere in the world to obtain accredited college degrees. Ac (Online Learning – The Future of Higher Education http://bit.ly/elffVH)
Even when children are high achievers and facile with new technology, many seem gradually to lose their sense of wonder and curiosity, notes John Seely Brown. Traditional educational methods may be smothering their innate drive to explore the world. Brown and like-minded colleagues are developing the underpinnings for a new 21st century pedagogy that broadens rather than narrows horizons.
John Seely Brown, former chief scientist at Xerox, has morphed in recent years into the “Chief of Confusion,” seeking “the right questions” in a range of fields, including education. He finds unusual sources for his questions: basketball and opera coaches, surfing and video game champions. He’s gathered insights from unorthodox venues, and from more traditional classrooms, to paint quite... (bravo @jseelybrown http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/765 blended learning revisited - study groups & learning to be)
Western Governors University delivers online education at a fraction of the cost of for-profit players, and cash-strapped states are taking notice. (Yea... it's digital big-bang! “@BW: Online Education, With a Low-Cost Twist http://t.co/JhuvKCI”)
Colleges that offer online instruction nationwide would have to get approval from every state in which they operate, or those online courses could be shut down, after the Education Department proposed a controversial rule that has drawn the ire of educators and distance-education organizations. (Fed rule could have 'major chilling effect' on online instruction | eCampus News http://bit.ly/g1SChX #edtech #elearning #distance #learning)
Is Obami better than Facebook for schools? Obami is one of the 10 laureates of Netexplorateur 2011. Obami is a social networking site that’s been developed as an e-learning, collaboration and communication platform for use within and between both primary and secondary ...