In this guest post, Stephen Downes, Senior Researcher for the National Research Council of Canada and pioneer of major e-learning developments – such as MOOCs, syndicated learning and the concept of connectivism – introduces us to the next generation of learning technologies: ‘learning and performance support systems’. Launching in beta this month, the technology is expected to take the online learning experience to a whole new level.
In 2020, people won’t be talking about online learning as such. It will be so integrated with teaching and learning that it will be like talking today about whether we should use classrooms. In fact, we may be talking much more about classrooms or the campus experience in 2020, because of online learning, and how it is changing the whole way that students are learning. There is likely to be heated discussions about the role and purpose of campuses and school buildings, the design of classrooms, and who needs to be there (teachers and students) and more importantly what for, when students can do so much of their learning online – and generally prefer to, because of the flexibility, and of their control over their own learning. The big changes then are likely to be on-campus, rather than on-line. - See more at: http://www.tonybates.ca/2014/01/12/2020-vision-outlook-for-online-learning-in-2014-and-way-beyond/#sthash.ERP8bf5A.dpuf
It seems like these days you can learn just about anything online for free, but of course some of that information is better than others. The good news is there are plenty of reputable places to educate yourself online for free, and here’s a good 20 of them to get you started.
Internetin kehityksessä voidaan erottaa vaiheet web 1.0, web 2.0 (≈sosiaalinen media) ja nupuillaan oleva web 3.0. Mistä näissä kehitysvaiheissa on kyse ja miten ne heijastuvat oppimiseen? Mitä ovat oppiminen 1.0, oppiminen 2.0 ja oppiminen 3.0?
HighlightsTo be considered ‘Online Learning’, 80+% of the content must be delivered onlineOnly 30.2% of academic officers believe their faculty accept the value and legitimacy of online education32% of students are currently taking at least one online course – an all time high88.8% of academic leaders believe that a lack of student discipline is the biggest barrier to online education success
What if your education was personalized like your Netflix queue? What if the lessons offered in the classroom were individually created and refined on a minute-by-minute basis so they have the maximum amount of usefulness?
While teachers offer personalized learning every single day, technology has often lagged behind. Too often do we see a classroom of devices used the exact same way. It would go something like this:
“okay class, let’s all turn on our iPads and open the Evernote app. Now everyone tap here. Now let’s all tap here…”
Not too far in the future, students may be faced with an entirely different set of choices than they do today. No longer may a four-to-six-year commitment to a highly esteemed institution be the fastest way to a fruitful career or a rich network. With online education quickly gaining momentum, the emergence of massive open online courses (MOOCs) is not only shaking up higher education to the core — its value, its status, its cost — the movement is also changing how young people envision their education and their future.
Does eLearning kill creativity? Brind on the eLearning revolution! What do you believe about open-source learning? What eLearning developers can learn for kids? Would you teach at the 100,000 student classroom? What have you learn from online education?
"An annual report by The Open University said the current key challenge for education specialists is to engage thousands of learners in productive discussions while learning in a collaborative, online environment."
The NMC’s latest research efforts, the NMC Horizon Report: 2013 K-12 Edition and the NMC Horizon Report: 2013 Higher Education Edition, were released this spring, and together highlight ten emerging technologies that will impact education over the course of the next five years: cloud computing, mobile learning, learning analytics, open content, 3D printing, MOOCs, virtual and remote laboratories, games and gamification, tablet computing, and wearable technology.
As an educator, you have probably heard about many of these technologies, if not all of them. But the Horizon Report project pushes the discussion into fresh territory, predicting a timeframe for their implementation into mainstream education and presenting an impressive list of institutions and individuals who are already using them in every discipline imaginable.
flipped online learning would involve a larger focus on the student producing the learning materials and having an online instructor be more of a ‘guide on the side’ as it were. Rather than watching videos and taking a quiz, you’d have a robust discussion, have students create projects to share with classmates, and generate more discussion out of that.
Due to ongoing efforts to reform the learning experience, the education space is seen by the startup world as having a lot of untapped potential. Education startups offer everything from MOOCs and blended learning experiences to social networks for students seeking jobs and educators seeking feedback on their teaching. And with no shortage of companies looking to invest, the number of innovative startups popping up isn’t likely to subside anytime soon.
By 2014, 18% of college students will take some or all of their classes online, according to Knewton.com. And by 2020, it is projected that 98% of students will be taking blended learning courses, which contain both classroom and online components.
The advent of massively open online classes (MOOCs) is the single most important technological development of the millennium so far. I say this for two main reasons. First, for the enormously transformative impact MOOCs can have on literally billions of people in the world. Second, for the equally disruptive effect MOOCs will inevitably have on the global education industry.
I don’t usually like to title a post with negative connotations, but there is no way to put a positive spin on my experience with the MOOC I’m enrolled in through Coursera, Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application.The course so far is a disaster, ‘a mess’ as numerous students have called it. Ironically, the learning outcome of the course is to create our own online course. To be fair, there are some good points to the course, but there are significant factors contributing to a frustrating course experience for students, myself included.
The New Media Consortium's global digital educational meta-trends highlight some of the disruptive changes already happening in education , such as:
Emerging global and collaborative educational business models of whatever, whenever and wherever learning. Creating and consuming rich media through mobile and cloud-based delivery, which is refining our notion of literacies. Acknowledging the role of informal and self-directed learning, which is redefining who can accredit educational experiences. Increasing openness of content, data and resources, and changing practices for online ownership and privacy.
It’s no secret that online learning is all the rage these days. But how does it stack up against classroom learning and similar models? A new infographic claims that online learning is the wave of the future but I’d prefer to hear your thoughts. What are the differences in online vs classroom learning?
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