“Last month, Mike Caufield and I introduced the term “distributed flip” in an attempt to call attention to the emerging trend of flipping a course by making use of MOOC content (often “live” MOOC content) and activities. We both believe pretty firmly that MOOCs (both xMOOCs and cMOOCs) can be integrated deeply into a traditional campus based education, providing the economic and pedagogical benefits of networked learning whiel preserving the desirable attributes of traditional face-to-face, place-based education (from a submitted but yet to be published paper.)”
Full article at Signal – Thoughts on Online Learning from Stanford Online.
“The Internet’s world parts hint at its origin: inter, meaning connected, and net, as in network, visualizing multiple connectors and connectees. The Internet itself is an overwhelming crowd of computers and servers tied together to exchange data. And, in perfect parallel, this is exactly what is happening with students.”
Terrific article at Teachthought.
I was recently a judge for the Penn GSE/Miliken Foundation Education Awards – this company was the biggest prize winner. ”Startup Raise Labs wants to rethink college financial aid with a model that enables students to earn micro scholarships over the course of their high-school careers.”
Article about them at GigaOm. Fantastic idea and a great team to execute.
“According to a new report by the American Association of University Professors, the gap between the salaries of faculty at private and public universities is widening.”
Not a surprise, but a reality of the existing (and even more pronounced) divide to come in the future.
Article at Minding the Campus here.
“Young people are now much more likely to prefer to read on a computer screen rather than a printed book or magazine, according to a UK survey..”
I just noted another article that came out last week (I can’t recall source) that noted we are much less likely to recall what we read on the screen. It will be interesting to see the repercussions of offloading more and more knowledge building on to technology…..
Article from BBC here.
“What you’re really meant to do is a lifelong journey. There isn’t a final destination. It’s a process of steps of trying to understand yourself, building competencies and adding value to others. It requires self-examination, hard work and building relationships with others. It takes character and leadership – and an ownership mindset. Like staiying in shape, it is a constant process. So, I am still working on it, and, I guess, I hope I will always be working on it.”
An interview worth reading at WSJ Ideas Market.