Friedman’s columns on MOOCs read like infomercials, something made only more obvious by the fact that his most recent one is timed to the release of his “old friend” Sandel’s course. It seems as though Friedman has done precisely zero thinking about the impact MOOCs will have on education, or if he has done so, it is not in evidence in his writings on the subject. Friedman's bias for big ideas and big solutions to complex problems is well on display.
Despite its achievements in education sector, India lags behind countries like China and the US when it comes to research and innovation and there is a need to upgrade the standard of the higher education in the country, President Pranab Mukherjee...
"In eLearning, creating relevant and meaningful experiences for your target audience has always been the best way to capture learners. On the contrary, if your learners have no interest in your course, the information you have sent will convey very little value and success... Much experience through trials of eLearning has identified the best way to teach students is to focus on the relevance of course material; too much theory that extends beyond the tasks they will actually be responsible for confusing the situation, or at the very least, retarding the utility of the course. When time is a premium - which it always is - the best eLearning courses make sure that the instruction that follows is directly applicable to the subsequent tasks."
None of these experiences happened inside an eLearning course or classroom, yet they form a bigger picture of how we really learn at work… 90% informally and outside of traditional training. With the Tin Can API, all of these experiences can be tracked and accounted for. eLearning and training are entering a new age.
This article is by Bruce Guile, president and co-founder of Course Gateway, an online education consultancy, and David Teece, executive director of the Institute of Business Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of...
Gamification -- or the use of game, loyalty and economic concepts to engage consumers and employees -- has its fair share of detractors. But good criticism should be grounded in facts and a shared desire to make the world a better place.
The newspaper. One of the most sacred institutions of the publishing world and one of its oldest, most respected methods of knowledge gathering and collection of popular opinion, dating all the way back to the first printing presses ever created.
What's your course really worth to students? A new online platform lets professors determine what services to offer and how much to charge. The new service is run by StraighterLine, a company that offers online, self-paced introductory courses. StraighterLine's courses aren't free. But tuition is lower than what traditional colleges typically charge—the company calls its pricing "ultra-affordable." Another company already trying a similar approach is Udemy, also running a platform that lets professors teach courses for personal profit—though at this point none of the company's courses are approved for college credit.
Via Alberto Acereda, Ph.D., Keith Hampson PhD (Managing Director, Client Innovations @Acrobatiq