from the urls-we-dig-up dept
More and more online classes are appearing, and a lot of non-traditional students are trying out these kinds of classes. But the effectiveness of online learning and self-taught students hasn’t gotten that much attention. Someday, online education might be the norm, but so far, it doesn’t quite look like e-learning has proven itself. Here are just a few articles on the topic of teaching with technology.
- Self-serve teaching technology has its place, but it might also be displacing human educators — is that a problem? Teachers aren’t necessarily objecting to the use of technology as a tool, but some teachers in Idaho (and elsewhere) want teaching technology to be deployed more effectively — without reducing the importance of teachers in the classroom. [url]
- One of the largest states in India is launching its own education social network to connect subject matter experts with students. Will the government of Rajasthan be able to jump into e-learning and leapfrog over the infrastructural challenges and illiteracy rates? [url]
- MIT is developing a certification process for its open education projects. MITx students will not receive degrees from MIT, but a yet-to-be-named non-profit organization within MIT will award certificates of completion to students who demonstrate a mastery of MITx subjects made available online. [url]
- To discover more interesting education-related content, check out what’s currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]
By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.