This may be the golden age for "do-it-yourself". We are all creating and distributing objects, images, sounds and text in ways that not long ago required the direct, hands-on involvement of experts. "DIY" is behind the growth of blogs (e.g. Wordpress), self-publishing (e.g. Lulu), music-recording (e.g. Garage Band), podcasts (e.g. iTunes), and the emergence of a whole new category of celebrity - YouTube stars. 3D printing, in which successive layers are built up into objects under the control of a computer, appears to be next.
Three years ago this week, Sebastian Thrun recorded his Stanford class on Artificial Intelligence, released it online to a staggering 180,000 students, and started a "revolution in higher education." Soon after, Coursera, Udacity and others promised free access to valuable content, supposedly deliv
Over the past couple of years, massive open online courses (MOOCs) have taken the academic world by storm. Despite much debate about whether the idea of running free online courses for everyone is both
It is two years since Coursera began offering massive open online courses (MOOCs) that threatened the very existence of Universities and the increasingly expensive education they offered. It was really
As a growing number of households gain access to the Web, bridging the digital divide, Gov. Jerry Brown has rightfully seen online education as a key strategy
Dramatic expansion of access for underserved students is one of the most widely touted promises of online higher education. The thinking is reasonable ...
With its continued focus on education, Google has launched Oppia. The Open Source project is a free educational tool that lets anyone create online educational activities through the web interface. Interactivity is its strong suit.
di Andrea Patassini Mi ricordo le lezioni di matematica ai tempi delle scuole medie. Per il sottoscritto erano uno dei momenti più difficili della giornata. Quell'ora o quelle due ore di matematica rappresentavano un percorso tortuoso fatto di interrogazioni alla lavagna (temutissime) e spiegazioni (noiosissime). Poi c'erano da fare i compiti a casa perché le
When your classroom is a global one, filled with well-informed online learners, they don't cut you much slack. Hundreds of people pore over every element of your course, making well-informed and sometime
The traditional degree is increasingly irrelevant in a world with better tools for evaluating potential employees.
Massive open online courses (MOOCs), - online platforms offering courses and educational materials to very large numbers of people, - captured our imagination in the Fall of 2011 when, unexpectedly, a free online course in artificial intelligence given by two...
The application of big data to talent processes raises many ethical questions.
Helpouts, Google's fusion of Google+ Hangouts, Google Wallet, and its identity tools is now live. A 'Helpout' is a Hangout-like video chat, but instead of speaking with a friend, you are connected to a purported expert in whatever it is that you need help with. The tagline that Go
At first blush the news out of San Jose State that the partnership with Udacity is being temporarily suspended is bad news for MOOCs. It is particularly bad news since the main reason for the suspension is poor student performance on exams. I think in the PR game there is certainly some reason to be disappointed in the failure of this first big experiment, but as someone who loves the idea of high-throughput education, I think that this is primarily a good learning experience.
Foundation essay: This article on the rise of massive open online courses by Martin Weller, Professor of Educational Technology at The Open University, is part of a series marking the launch of The Conversation
F. Questier, Hacking Education, Software Freedom Kosova Conference, FLOSSK, Unicef Innovations Lab Kosovo, 7th of September 2012
Educreations is a community where anyone can teach what they know and learn what they don't. Our software turns any iPad or web browser into a recordable, interactive whiteboard, making it easy for teachers and experts to create engaging video lessons and share them on the web. Students can replay these lessons any time, any place, on any connected device. We're on a mission to dramatically improve student achievement by extending the reach of great teaching.
Has the future of college moved online?
Let us consider the following scenario. You have enrolled in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) offered by a world renowned university. After four weeks of solid work you have completed your first assignment