Two teams faced off to an Oxford style debate last week on NPR to argue the motion, “More Clicks, Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall is Obsolete.” The team debating for the motion was comprised of EdX founder and MIT professor Anant Agarwal along with Ben Nelson, Chairman and CEO of The Minerva Project.
Earlier today, we announced the expansion of our partnership with Dell to sell the Echo360 Active Learning Solutions around the world. Over the past year, Dell and Echo360 have connected 425 classrooms with Echo360 active learning solutions to reach thousands of students at leading institutions including Yale University and City University of London.
If you’re on the campus of Case Western University in Cleveland for the Echo360 Active Learning Conference on April 29, you may want to bring along an extra pair of shades. You might need them to fend off the lights of the paparazzi.
Over the past two weeks, we’ve added our voice to the growing chorus of those who are questioning whether institutions should be investing time and money into MOOCs. We firmly believe that the hype surrounding MOOCs has obscured the real digital revolution occurring in higher education.
So far, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has certainly lived up to its billing, “March Madness,” featuring some of the most exciting victories and stunning last second upsets we’ve seen in sports history!
Do you remember the contagious 1989 hit song from Janet Jackson, “What Have You Done for Me Lately”? The catchy tagline is a resounding theme for today’s tuition-paying students when it comes to their institutions’ investments in MOOCs.
Here in the US, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is without a doubt, one of the most exciting events of the year for both diehard and casual sports fans alike.
Did you know that between 5 million to 7 million people worldwide have signed up to take a MOOC? That’s cool. What is even more impressive is that between 5 million to 7 million students are currently enrolled in distance learning / online education programs IN THE UNITED STATES ALONE, IN THE PAST YEAR!
Success with the flipped classroom model in STEM education has received a lot of attention in the media lately. Some call it a revolution, and others have suggested that it could be the solution to the STEM graduate deficit in the United States. There is a definite movement to at least experiment with this model.
It seems that everywhere you turn these days you run into the “big data” phenomenon. But, as it was pointed out in a recent GIGAOM article featuring LectureTools creator, Dr. Perry Samson, collecting data on student performance is not solely the province of massively open online courses (MOOCs).
- Learn about LectureTools at one of our upcoming free workshops (22,290)
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- Active Learning: Where fearless teaching inspires fearless learning (5,593)
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