Education is undergoing a ‘massive change’. How many times have you heard that?
This article on changing education HAS attracted my interest. It seems that Zero Marginal Cost Education IS one of the top ten tech trends that interests venture capitalists at the Churchill Club (a Silicon Valley group encouraging innovation & growth). How do we know this? It was voted on in a recent tech trends gathering – see link here.
It’s probably very self explanatory: high quality low cost education enables everyone who can’t attend a top tier university, whether financial, time constraints, distances etc, to easily access educational facilities.
There are a lot of books online and Wikipedia answers almost every question you might have, but education is about learning not just accessing information. Collaborating and interacting and working together through online spaces enables people to learn and can break through previous learning constraints and barriers. It’s great to see that education is being recognized as a major tech player.
Go Go Online Education!
- The 10 Biggest Trends In Online Education Right Now (hollymccracken.wordpress.com)
- SEBASTIAN THRUN ON WHAT’S NEXT FOR SILICON VALLEY. Key bit: Frustrated that his (and fellow Goog… (pjmedia.com)
- Conflicted: Faculty and Online Education, 2012 (insidehighered.com)