"In the new world the learner will be in the driver's seat, with a keen eye trained on value." That was the conclusion of Pearson's senior academic team who said "an avalanche is coming" to higher education. Chief Education Advisor Sir Michael Barber and his colleagues Katelyn Donnelly and Saad Rizvi released a report last year that outlined this problem statement for higher education:
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February 06, 2014
January 01, 2014
The first draft of Getting Smart was written three years ago and a lot has changed since then. I reread the book on a plane recently and it holds up reasonably well, but there are things I wanted to provide in an update. Below are the top 10 developments I've seen since writing Getting Smart.
December 06, 2013
Research on massive, open online courses taught by University of Pennsylvania faculty show low completion rates, particularly in classes with stronger academic expectations.
December 06, 2013
Rates of student completions of "MOOCs" offered through the University of Pennsylvania and Coursera ranged from 2 percent to 14 percent, research shows.
December 03, 2013
Sebastian Thrun, an entrepreneur and well-known proponent of massive, open, online courses, says the classes are not having the intended effect in higher education.
November 01, 2013
It's still harder than it should be to create an effective sequence of learning experiences in K-12, postsecondary or organizational training. Owing to underinvestment and weak demand articulation, learning management systems (LMS) are at least five years behind the growing demand for engaging, learner-centered, competency-based experiences that result in employment (and other favorable outcomes).
October 19, 2013
Early results are less than encouraging. The experience may teach us some important lessons about how people learn - if we are willing to pay attention.
August 01, 2013
A new survey revealed that students are motivated to enroll in MOOCs because of their interest in the specific academic topics offered, while many respondents also said they wished the courses were were offered for credit.
July 17, 2013
whether at the K12 level or higher education, schools are facing the same push from Mr. Gates and his allies in business. Schools must serve employers, and must do it more cheaply than ever.
June 13, 2013
The success of Coursera's effort to provide teacher professional development "MOOCs" could hinge on partnerships with districts, an analysis argues.