Distance learning continues to grow, with a little more than half of the total enrollments from students who are taking both online and on-campus classes. That said, the number of students studying on a campus has dropped by almost one million between 2012 and 2015.
Strategy & Change Management
"Strategy and Change Management" covers campus implementation and cultural change management aspects new technology-enabled educational approaches.
We have a better understanding of UC Berkeley’s decision to remove free video lecture captures in response to an accessibility suit. Less so on Caroline Hoxby’s problematic paper on the ROI of online learning.
The push to solve education’s problems through providing better tech is a little like trying to invent the pharmaceutical industry in absence of a modern medical profession. In this post, we imagine what that might have looked like. (Spoiler alert: It wouldn’t have worked.)
If online courses or programs breaks down the barriers of campus walls and enables anytime, anywhere education, then why not explore how collaboration can open up access and improve quality. While we tend to not write e-Literate about our consulting work through MindWires, in this case we have heard a general interest from other systems to learn more about what the California Online Education Initiative (OEI) at the community college system is doing.
Phil and I were recently interviewed by KQED’s Sarah Tan for a story about the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Summit platform. As often happens when our comments are just one bit of a larger story—particularly when we are asked to provide a more critical external perspective as a check on the enthusiastic reports of a project’s participants—some interesting parts of the interview conversation inevitably ended up on the cutting room floor. Ms. Tan was kind enough to grant us permission to repurpose some of the source material from the interview for this blog post.