4 reasons to build an online undergraduate learning community

Why would you want to create an online learning community? Social media? Blogging? Pah, that’s for the kids. What benefits to learning can be brought by chatting away at all hours of the night?And yet, for the generation of students now entering university, social online interaction is as much a part of the fabric of … More 4 reasons to build an online undergraduate learning community

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

The changing role of the teaching in a personalised learning environment

Just came across this post which explores how the role of the tutor could change in response to an increasingly personalised system of online education:http://www.teachthought.com/learning/6-possible-roles-for-teachers-in-a-personalized-learning-environment/ Given all the recent debates about MOOCs and their impact on HE it’s interesting to consider if and how the age-old practice of teaching might change. Perhaps we will just … More The changing role of the teaching in a personalised learning environment