"One of my many roles at @Understoodit includes conducting onging analysis and research of education technology tools and trends. One of the most interesting and heavily discussed areas relates to what is known as Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOC for short. MOOCs are like your typical university style class – a professor, students, homework, and exams. However, these courses are open to anyone, anywhere in the world, and the majority of them are completely FREE."
Today, most educational systems are designed to work from the microscopic to the macroscopic. Students learn facts and figures and tiny fractions of knowledge long before anyone really puts things into a larger context.
We are entering an era of customization. With digitally-delivered education, every student can learn however they want, whenever they want. Or, at least, that’s the promise.
The reality is still too one-sided. If you’re a microscopic learner, well the Khan Academy has a bevy of videos for you. So do plenty of other outfits. We’ve got lots of ways to get you knowledge. But if you’re a macroscopic learner?
Hmmm. On a certain level, the internet is your general playground. It’s got context all over the place. But what I haven’t yet seen is a specific online macroscopic-to-microscopic learning platform. There’s a huge gap in the market waiting to be exploited.
Unesco estimates that half of the world's 6,000 languages will have disappeared by the end of the century - but new research shows that social media and text messaging in particular are promoting and supporting language diversity.
Texting is now conducted by speakers of around 5,000 languages.
"Text messaging is the most linguistically diverse form of written communication that has ever existed," says Munroe.
"It's also become the first form of written communication of many of the world's languages," he says.
"Most have only ever been spoken. But the technology and economics of text messages and the proliferation of cells phones means it's the most economic option of communication."
Three definitions of ``quality'' have entered the qualityassurance (QA) debate: quality as value for money, quality as fitfor the purpose of the institution, quality as transforming. The firstis pivotal forretrospective QA, which sees QA in terms ofaccountability, and conforming to externally imposed standards. The lasttwo are pivotal for prospective QA, which sees QA asmaintaining and enhancing the quality of teaching and learning in theinstitution. In this paper, the reflective practitioner is taken as themodel for prospective QA. Three stages are involved in institutionalreflective practice: articulating an espoused theory of teaching, thequality model (QM); continually improving on current practicethrough quality enhancement (QE), in which staff development should playan important role; and making quality feasible (QF), by removingimpediments to good teaching, which often arise through distortedpriorities in institutional policy and procedures. These three stages,QM, QE, and QF, are essential ingredients in prospective QA.
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