In this article Joshua Kim says that although we constantly hear that the Internet is broken, the education Internet is NOT broken. About three million students take all their classes online, and an additional three million take at least one online class.
Facebook is testing some new features that would allow instructors to teach online classes via the social network.
The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) has announced that it is going to spin off its IT department into a separate for-profit department called AccelerEd. Joshua Kim does not think this is a good idea, but I think it probably is the wave of the future. UMUC is the university’s online division.
Virtual collaboration tools such as conferencing tools and robotic proxies make it possible for students to have meaningful, real-time interactions with each other and instructors.
Joshua Kim dislikes educational technology because it has over-promised and under-delivered on the promise of educational technology, but the loves online learning in all its formats: blended, low-residency, and fully online.
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