Perhaps we should be asking WHY is the education industry SO SLOW to catch up with what the world is doing? We need to be looking upstream, seeing why we can't move this thing along.
Let me use a metaphor I heard on NPR the other day:
"A person is coming down the river, and they're drowning, and you jump in and pull them out. And then they come down again, and you pull them out. Next. Two. Three. Four. Five. At some point, you have to go up the river and take care of the spot where they're all falling in."
I hope your conference panel and attendees can address the issue of WHERE people keep falling in the water. That would make a bigger difference, don't you think?
Thank you for bringing this issue to the fore. I think it's time HE institutions take another look at CBE if they aren't doing so already.
The application process for the fourth cohort (fall 2014) in the online Doctor of Education, Educational Technology at the University of Florida is now open until November 15, 2013.
Further information at http://education.ufl.edu/educational-technology/online-ed-d/.
Interested applicants should contact Dr. Kumar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- An EstuaryChief Learning Officer, presentAn Estuary builds social technologies and provides solutions serving the professional development industry. Based in Baltimore, MD, the company works with clients and partners in K-12, Higher Education, and Continuing and Professional Education.
- xlm-designCLO, 2012 - 2013
- UC Berkeley ExtensionDirector, New Initiatives & Online Learning, 2012
- College of Education, University of Floridateach, research, write, play, rinse, repeat, 2011
- College of Education, UF
- Division of Continuing Education, UF
- P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, UF
- University of FloridaEducational Technology
Have Scientists Found a Way to Pop the Filter Bubble?
They say the key to exposing us to opposing views is to get them from people with whom we share other interests
Video: Jaden Smith Calls for Everybody to Drop Out of School
Son of superstars Will and Jada Smith went on a Twitter tirade against public education.
20 Tech Trends That Will Define 2013, Selected By Frog
Yes, it’s already that transitional time when our current year ends and another begins, and today and tomorrow are quickly changing hands. R
Canon EOS M Mirrorless Camera Specs Leak One Day Before Official Unveiling
Official product photos of Canon's soon-to-arrive mirrorless camera -- the EOS M -- leaked late last week, and now the camera's specs are fo
Most Americans Would Prefer To Be People-Savvy Than Tech-Savvy
Presented with the choice, 69% of Americans would rather be people-savvy than tech-savvy, finds Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange (OTX) in June 2
Crossdressing, Compression and Colliders: The First Photo on the Web | M...
The first photographic image ever uploaded to the Web was a Photoshop disaster. It was created to sell something, and featured attractive wo
Search Rankings Said Having Significant Effect on Brand Value
Search rankings can have a significant effect on brand awareness, as well as a consumer's perception of a brand and subsequent purchase cons
How to Win Friends: Have a Big Amygdala? | Healthland | TIME.com
Got a big social network? Then you probably have a large amygdala, according to a new study that found a connection between the size of this
IBM's Watson Memorized the Entire 'Urban Dictionary,' Then His Overlords...
You don't even want to know, they should have explained.
Get Your Startup Bought: How to Plan for an Acquisition
Some entrepreneurs start out to create a company that they intend to spend their lives growing and maintaining. Others form startups with th
YouTube Announces The Next 10 Gurus Of Education | Edudemic
After more than 1000 entries, YouTube has chosen the next 10 Gurus of Education. The search started last month when YouTube teamed up with K
Google Maps Mania: Follow Your Alter Ego on Google Maps
Weavrs is a pretty amazing new website that allows you to set up fictional alter egos (Weavrs) that you can set lose to live a virtual life.