A New Year’s Day educational message from Seth Godin

I’ve had an enjoyable break from Twitter over the Christmas break. But having switched on the computer on New Year’s Day I came across this thought-provoking video from Seth Godin in which he outlines the reforms he believes are needed for compulsory and post-compulsory education. In questioning the fundamental philosophy which informs current approaches to … More A New Year’s Day educational message from Seth Godin

Could Competency Based Learning give MOOCs longevity?

Just came across an interesting post on Edudemic explaining how competency based learning (CBL) works. Essentially, a CBL-based curriculum requires students to demonstrate competency in the required areas of learning regardless of the amount of time spent on a given task. This means that students can determine their own rate of progress, moving rapidly through … More Could Competency Based Learning give MOOCs longevity?

Massive Opportunity Of Course: transforming global learning with MOOCs

This article first appeared on the International Mircosummits website. MOOCs? Bit of a fad, aren’t they? We’ll probably be talking about something else this time next year. Or will we? The continual appearance of new MOOCs and growth of platforms such as Cousera and Udacity suggests that they might be around for some time to … More Massive Opportunity Of Course: transforming global learning with MOOCs

Truly awesome: Daphne Koller explains Coursera

There has been much discussion in recent months about the impact of MOOCs and online courses on the traditional model of Higher Education. Coursera, an online platform where you can take a range of online courses for free, has caused much hand-wringing about the future of the university in an increasingly online world. But this … More Truly awesome: Daphne Koller explains Coursera