26
Jul
13

What we’re Learning from Online Education

Education is changing – this is something everyone knows.  This presentation is a summary of many others I have seen, but also asks the important objective questions – the ones that concern the big picture.  Is online education helpful?  What are its limits?  Does it ever replace the traditional classroom entirely?

Daphne Koller is a professor at Stanford who has offered courses online through her own start-up company, Coursera.   This company is more than just a venue for accessing great classrooms; it also offers tests and assignments to reinforce the learning.  Thus online education, through her work, its taking on an interactive and communal dimension.

From Koller:  “We should spend less time at universities filling our students’ minds with content by lecturing at them, and more time igniting their creativity … by actually talking with them.”

DOWNLOAD: WHAT WE’RE LEARNING FROM ONLINE EDUCATION (15 minutes)

Credits:  Koller, Daphne.  “What We’re Learning from Online Education.”  TED.  June 2012.

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