The future is digital, the wide and exciting field of online education is one of its hottest playgrounds.
What’s only starting to enter the conversation is just how personal and individual education can become this way and what that means for the millions of eager-to-learn minds all over the world. Learning online individualizes and customizes knowledge – it caters for all age groups, reaches out to remote places and asks neither how much you have in your wallet nor how quickly you “get the message”.
The last few years have seen tremendous changes in this field and many temples of wisdom have shown themselves to be very generous in sharing what they know. Here are some interesting news for you:
And education as a science benefits too. This TED talk by Stanford professor Daphne Koller explains how:
“Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free — not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn. Each keystroke, comprehension quiz, peer-to-peer forum discussion and self-graded assignment builds an unprecedented pool of data on how knowledge is processed and, most importantly, absorbed. Daphne Koller is bringing courses from top colleges online, free for anyone who wants to take them.”