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What we’re learning from online education

Excellent conference by Daphne Koller (although 2012, a highly topical issue), from Coursera at www.TED.com that describes the advantages of online education (with subtitles in different languages).

We can identify the following sections of the video:

Accessibility of education worldwide (for instance, the cost of higher education tuition has been increasing at almost twice the […]

How companies can capitalize MOOCs trend

Some interesting tips from Megatrends in MOOCS: #5 Lifelong Learning about how companies can take advantage of the lifelong learning trend mainly by supporting and recognizing their employees’ learning initiatives. In a recent article for Entrepreneur, Pluralsight CEO Aaron Skonnard identified several tactics businesses can use to create a culture of learning. Here […]

UNESCO’s position on the post-2015 Education agenda

“Education is a right that transforms lives when it is accessible to all, relevant and underpinned by core shared values. Because quality education is the most influential force for alleviating poverty, improving health and livelihoods, increasing prosperity and shaping more inclusive, sustainable and peaceful societies, it is in everyone’s interest to ensure that it is […]

Free Higher Education Is a Human Right | Common Dreams

“The OECD found that “The odds that a young person in the U.S. will be in higher education if his or her parents do not have an upper secondary education are just 29% – one of the lowest levels among OECD countries (emphasis ours).” (Source: Education at a Glance – OECD Indicators 2012.)

That’s not […]

Five myths about Moocs

On Five myths about Moocs, Diana Laurillard explains why a model based on unsupervised learning is not the answer and the MOOCs five myths:

the idea that ‘content is free’ in education that students can support each other that Moocs solve the problem of expensive undergraduate education that MOOCs address educational scarcity in emerging economies […]

How to teach programming/coding?

What is the best way to learn/teach programming/coding? For example: JavaScript, HTML / CSS, PHP, Python, Ruby, APIs

It isn’t easy to teach and learn online technical subjects such as programming. In my opinion, you need to change the learning paradigm by: transferring the student the learning responsability for their […]

Freire, MOOCs and Pedagogy of the Oppressed

In this blog: Freire, MOOCs and Pedagogy of the Oppressed we find an interesting perspective of the philosophy of Paulo Freire, establishing a parallel with modern expressions of innovative pedagogy as MOOCs.

(some comments about this book and the author) Pedagogy of the Oppressed, written by educator Paulo Freire, proposes a pedagogy with a new […]

What is the role of an e- Learning advisor?

The traditional roles of consultants and advisers have changed a lot and for the better in recent years.

What expect the customers or who hires the consultant?

One of the most important differences relates to that the consultant don’t do their work for them, he doesn’t-t sell them or tell them to do or use, […]

6 Ways Tech Will Change Education Forever

As part of a discussion on the future of higher education in New York University (NYU), a group of academics and entrepreneurs were given the mission to predict the future of traditional universities.

6 Ways Tech Will Change Education Forever

All agreed that: “We are experiencing a time of radical restructuring of […]

W22: Personal Learning Networks

One of the things that I find particularly interesting is to collect ideas and inspiration from outstanding lecturers, teachers and writers.

From Ko & Rossen, Chapter 14: “Taking Advantage of New Opportunities”, I have found interesting proposals on activities that I would like to further develop in relation to online teaching:

Training covering teaching methods […]