Difference and the unexpected are what matters

Nice video about how education changes and should change. Because difference and the unexpected matter more than identical competences and predictability.

Coursera is one of the examples of the ‘new education’, but I think other educational practices would be even more illustrative of the deep changes.
Stephen Downes and George Siemens started back in 2008 with Massive Open Online Courses. Those courses are distributed, learner-centered. I remember how we had meetings at various online venues, also in Second Life and I even think World of Warcraft. People were expected to blog and interact on various platforms, and Stephen’s aggregation tool brought it all together. The important thing was to connect and to develop a personal learning project. The newsletter was like the newspaper of a vibrant learning community. I report about that kind of MOOCs in the Peeragogy Handbook.

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One Response to Difference and the unexpected are what matters

  1. cubicspace says:

    the “first” generation NOT to be afraid of technology? that was in 1900…? yes? or maybe 1400? or 1000BC and I saw a bronze spear?

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