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So we have to realize that how we learn how to do things is different than the way our kids are learning how to do things.  They don’t see the need to wait for someone to teach them something.  When they’re curious about something, they learn.  They don’t think about education as this nine in the morning until three in the afternoon thing: they’re constantly learning, and they’re learning because they are interested, because it’s relevant to them, because they’re engaged in it. Learning is constant, it’s always happening...

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Britain’s first state-funded “virtual school” could open next year under plans to give hundreds of children disruption-free lessons without leaving their own home.
Proposals submitted to the Department for Education would see children as young as nine log in to a web-based classroom at 9.15am before receiving up to four hours of direct tuition each day.
The school – created by the Wey Education Schools Trust – will provide lessons for children aged up to 19, with around 100 pupils in each year group. ..

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The training industry has changed dramatically over the past ten years as eLearning and mobile technologies have gone from early-adopter novelties to mainstream essentials. Of course, there are still plenty of traditional companies who haven’t conformed to the rest of the corporate world. Looking forward, the eLearning industry doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. These are 10 eye-opening eLearning statistics about the eLearning industry and how they may affect you...

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“50% of the 4,000 colleges and universities in the US will be bankrupt in 10-15 years”. Strong words yet those are just some of the gems that HBS professor Clayton Christensen gives in this talk on disruption in higher education in which he makes this bold predication. Then a panel of 6 presidents of small liberal arts colleges discusses the topic generally followed by Q&A and finally Professor Karen Harpp at Colgate on developing a blended online / classroom course and Professor Erland Stevens at Davidson College talk about developing online-only courses on edX.
Christensen’s talk started by describing how disruptive innovation works in many industries including computers, steel, cars, etc. Some of the interesting points were...
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