More people are learning what they want, wherever they want.
Wes Mountain, The Conversation
Technology has disrupted the way universities offer courses, the types of skills we will need, and the duration for which we will need them. Here are three things universities must do to survive.
Water urns become bioreactors with this clever design.
Jeffrey Barbee, Alliance
To truly understand their discipline, students need to interact with laboratory equipment. They must both fail and succeed at running experiments.
Bringing different philosophies together can empower students.
Education systems around the world are increasingly recognising the value of local approaches to thinking, learning and being.
Bernie Williams, right, a women’s advocate in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, embraces Carmen Paterson while testifying at the final day of hearings at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, in Richmond, B.C., on April 8, 2018.
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University "Indigenization" efforts using Massive Open Online Courses promise to reach wide audiences. They also raise critical questions about how to embody Indigenous ways of knowing and relating.
A professor teaches an online class with students from around the world.
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Artificial intelligence and automation are bringing changes to higher education that will challenge, and may even threaten, traditional universities.
In Africa, communication technologies have been used in education since the late 1960s.
Information and communication technologies (ICT) offer new opportunities for improving basic education in Africa.
For many universities, working with private edtech companies could be the only way of keeping pace with the changing world of education.
In the molecular-chemistry laboratory of the Ecole Polytechnique at the Université Paris-Saclay.
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How do we and should we work with the first generation "digital native" doctoral researchers?
An astronomer today is more likely to be online than looking through a telescope.
Science today is increasingly data-driven, but our education system has not caught up.
The ‘other’ Steve who co-founded Apple Computer.
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David Glance sits down with Apple co-founder and inventor of the Apple 1 computer, Steve Wozniak, to talk about his life, his thoughts on Apple then and now and how technology is changing the world.
When online and offline learning experiences meet, magic can happen.
MOOCs are an opportunity for African universities to bring the continent's thinkers and theories to the world. They also have great benefits for full-time students to experience a flipped classroom.
Could MOOCs transform higher ed?
A scholar who has taught 250,000 students worldwide through the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) reflects on the changes that these courses are bringing. Should all those in higher ed be worried?
The Parana River in moonlight.
A professor of literature who is also a poet tackles the issue of the inroads technology has made in the relationship between teacher and learner.
A new identity for cheating?
Students are creating 'multiple personalities' to cheat on MOOCs. How do they do that? What are its implications?
Online learning is now a little wiser and more sustainable.
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How Massive Open Online Courses are maturing into useful tools.
Beware what a click could trigger.
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Lecturers need to flag up graphic material with their students before they click on it.
Are MOOCs sustainable?
Is there an impatience to write the history of MOOCs? Have universities even given sufficient time to experiment with MOOCs?
One of my Phd students is studying how parents make decisions about education for their children (you can participate in his survey here). We economists treat this as a problem of investment under uncertainty…
“Office hours” in the age of online.
For the past twenty years, I’ve heard this question asked many times about online education. It might be tempting for enthusiasts to say “of course it is good,” but I see this as a kind of “trick question…
Beyond Silicon Valley MOOC Meet-Up, Athens, Greece, June 11, 2014.
Everyday, thousands of students around the world perch themselves in front of computer screens in homes, libraries, coffee shops, and Internet cafes to take a massive open online course (MOOC). It’s no…