In this recently posted video, Charles Prober, MD, co-author of the paper and senior associate dean for medical education at the School of Medicine, medical school colleagues and Silicon Valley-based online learning pioneer Salman “Sal” Khan discuss this vision for a new medical curriculum.
via Using the “flipped classroom” model to
Just this month, a tech news article showcased how Harvard scientists are considering that “sharing discoveries is more efficient and honorable than patenting them.” This idea embodies the true spirit of a successful professional learning network: collaboration for its own sake.
As educators, we aim to be connected to advance our craft. On
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been the hottest topic in Higher Education this year. Educating tens of thousands of students in one online course subtends some exciting opportunities but also a raft of pedagogical, logistical, and systemic challenges. This presentation summarises the key issues at stake and outlines a
Finally, education does not happen in isolation.Whether it's philosophy students arguing in a dorm about what Hegel meant, or fledgling Java programmers inspecting one another's code, people learn best as part of a cohort. The course material is almost secondary to the engagement. We go to college for the people.Likewise,
This plan addresses the five essential components of learning powered by technology: Learning, Assessment, Teaching, Infrastructure, and Productivity.
The report discusses the promise of sophisticated digital learning systems for collecting and analyzing very large amounts of fine-grained data (“big data”) as users interact with the systems. It proposes that this data can be used by developers and researchers to improve these learning systems and strive to discover more
Big data is everywhere—even in education. Researchers and developers of online learning, intelligent tutoring systems, virtual labs, simulations, and learning management systems are exploring ways to better understand and use learning analytics to improve teaching and learning.
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large quantities of data (volume);
varied sources of data (variety);
semantically meaningful data (which is a similar to validity), the latter being about accuracy and the former being about having a meaningful standard in the first place, against which that accuracy can be measured. This is a complex topic
"analytics is predicated on “big data” but in education, big data will not exist until we sort out the current failure of interoperability"
By spotting patterns in the data produced by students’ online learning activity, learning analytics systems should be able to help:
predict student progress;
inform adaptive learning strategies (sequencing digital learning activities
During my time as a Fellow at the Korea National Open University (KNOU) in September 2012 media and web coverage of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) was intense. Since one of the requirements of the fellowship was a research paper, exploring the phenomenon of MOOCs seemed an appropriate topic. This essay had to