Online learning & Stanford University
Posted November 30, 2011on:
Two times today I stumbled across online learning and the Stanford University.
- In his plog post Online education… Stanford University ends the war Bob Johnson describes the “official” start of the Stanford Online High School. And later in the post he predicts that soon students will
learn core educational points on their own time, online.
- Jeff Utecht writes in his blog post How Much Longer Will a Degree Mean Something? about the
the Stanford Artificial Intelligence class that is now open for anyone to join…. we’ve already started to see the end of the degree in many areas.
- And Audrey Watters asks
Can 35,000 People Learn Anything from an Online Class?
These 3 online courses of Stanford University seem to be something entirely new – related to the MOOC with respect to the “massive” approach but much more structured and controlled via multiple choice tests and assignements. Nevertheless part of the participants are connected, share their experiences and use the web for supporting tools.
Returning to Rory McGreal’s week 7 in the change MOOC the vision of universities accreditating “open courses” and an interaction of self-directed learning and university courses doesn’t seem as far away in the future as I thought in week 7 …