Turn on your webcam, enable your microphone and share your computer screen, an anonymous voice told Emily Johnston as she sat her first online exam.
George SiemensWe're doing education wrong. "Then the voice commanded: "Show me around your room". Ms Johnston walked the computer around her bedroom, showing the stranger her bookshelves and where she sleeps. Any notes spotted on the walls had to come down."
George Siemens"Universities have formed 924 Public-Private Partnerships (PPP's) over the last 20 years to stand-up new and innovative academic programs. This landscape of 100+ private players compete in a now $7B, and by 2025 $15B global market." Covid will accelerate
“In much of your talking, thinking is half murdered. For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly.”
George SiemensSolitude is exquisite. and @brainpicker's reflections this week are lovely "a kind of rerooting in one’s deepest self-knowledge, a relearning of how to simply be oneself, one’s most authentic self."
The goal of this book is to provide an updated look at many of the issues that comprise the online learning experience creation process. As online learning evolves, the lines and distinctions between the various classifications of courses has...
ASU's InStride is latest entrant to the $20 billion tuition benefits market, a potential growth area as employers mull alternatives to the traditional college degree and whether to pay for customized online credentials for their workers.
George SiemensThis is important, here's why: When demographics leveled off, universities turned to international students for sustained growth. International students are now leveling off (even declining). Non-traditional students are the new growth market
Google Groups allows you to create and participate in online forums and email-based groups with a rich experience for community conversations.
George SiemensInvitation: Human and Artificial Cognition reading group. I learn best through dialogue and arguing and rage. I've set up a reading group to discuss important articles in human and artificial cognition. Please join if interested.
George SiemensUniversities that didn't dive into the MOOC craze are screwed. They're almost a decade behind in transitioning to large scale digital learning. MOOCs are about capacity building to meet new learning needs.
The announcement followed months of contract negotiations over the cost of the publisher’s journals. “I fully support our faculty, staff, and students in breaking down paywalls that hinder the sharing of groundbreaking research,” th
What does the declining birthrate mean for colleges and universities and the students who hope to get a college degree a decade from now? The answer depends on where you live in the United States and how selective the college is. For most colleges...
George Siemens15% decline, mainly due to people not having enough sex. Or more accurately, babies (which are God's creation for screaming on planes and incubating viruses)