This is a first draft of the storyboard outline for The History and Future of Higher Education, my six-week Coursera course that will premier in Spring 2014. I will also be teaching a face-to-face Duke student-led course on the topic and the Duke PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge will be contributing ideas throughout the course to destabilize, complicate, agitate, and in otherwise shake up the centralized, Sage on the Stage video model.
This is a formal invitation for anyone, at any level, to join several of us--it's becoming a small army!--in distributed team-teaching of many different kinds of classes on the future of the university, to be offered simultaneously and concurrently in Spring 2014. No formal structure. We'll communicate via HASTAC, via Twitter and Facebook, via anyone who wants to blog and reblog anything, but the purpose will be to come up with tons of new, exciting ideas (including some workarounds you are already using) for relevant, important teaching for this generation. &nb
I was very surprised this morning to find myself placed right at the tippy-top of a Chronicle of Higher Education infographic on "Major Players in the MOOC Movement": "http://chronicle.com/article/Major-Players-in-the-MOOC/138817/. The whole infographic brings home how confused the world is right now about the differences and overlap between online learning, peer-to-peer networked digital learning, informal learning that uses technology to extend its reach, the use o
It's now official that I'll be teaching a six-week free, open online course on "The History and Future of Higher Education" in Spring 2014. You and your students, friends, anyone with great ideas on this topic to attend. It will be on the Coursera platform but I intend to use every one of the affordances of that platform to gather ideas, worldwide, about all the new and important and urgent ways people are learning, in formal education, informally, in communities, in person, online.
If I had a magic wand and could reverse the neoliberal funding trends depriving public state universities of support, of course I would.
If I had a magic wand and could make private universities affordable by the best students, not just the richest, of course I would.
Why Isn’t Everyone (and I mean everyone) an Educator?
“The discovery of the [this new technology] will create forgetfulness in the learners’ souls, because they will not use their memories; they will trust to the external written characters and not remember of themselves . . . You give your disciplines not truth but only the semblance of truth; they will be heroes of many things, and will have learned nothing; they will appear to be omniscient and will generally know nothing.”