Waiting for week 32 in the change MOOC – remaking education
Posted April 23, 2012on:
Every week I’m waiting for the opening of the next week of the change MOOC – and as in Europe Monday begins a lot earlier than in Canada often there is no new content during my Monday evening.
So I’m roving around and dropped in at George’s post: Remaking education in the image of our desires.
George states that after changing music, news, entertainment, and business the internet is now going to change education as well. He posts a grafic of the Sloan Consortium, that documents the raise in students learning online.
George reports about a Education Innovation Summit at Arizona State University and states that “One of the most significant points of innovation in education is in the increase in startups, venture capital, and general corporate interest in filling gaps or correcting inefficiencies” and he writes about the interesting and intensive cooperation between start-ups and universities.
The president of Arizona State University (ASU) outlines in his talk the future of education with the objective that everybody who enters high school should successfully finish it and that 750 out of 1000 high school graduates should enter college.
Georg states the conflict of “the need for innovative and creative learners is promoted…but on the other hand, the metrics of reward in the system promote normalization”.
I was impressed as Georg writes about his personal history and that he was an entrepreneur owning first one restaurant and at the end 8 and that he never stopped to see himself as entrepreneur. I never was a entrepreneur and I’m envying persons who have the courage to start their own business. I’m struggling against the boundaries of formal education and would like to invest my energies into new approaches.
Interesting was the link to the CSHE.4.10 report (Center for studies in Higher Education, University of Berkeley), where figure 3 lists the percentage increase in tertiary enrollment 1990-2007: Africa: 217%, Asia 203%, South and Central America 144%, Oceania 116%, Europe 74%, North America 22%.
I learn about the Khan Academy where about 3100 educational videos are free to use.
At the end I was reading the comments as well and very impressed that Georg replied to every comment!
Only 4 weeks left in the Change MOOC!