Tag Archives: Open Learning

Encounters With the Digital Revolution

Article On Becoming a Phoenix: Encounters With the Digital Revolution by Catharine R. Stimpson attempts a foray into evaluating the opportunities and challenges posed to education by the digital revolution.  The conclusions she reaches are untenable for reasons I’ve written … Continue reading

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Universal access to free, high-quality courses

“The future is so clearly one of universal access to free, high-quality, impeccably branded online courses that their presence can be simply assumed. The interesting questions now revolve around financing, quality assurance, and—most important—credit.”  Into the Future With MOOCs – … Continue reading

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The Future of Academic Scholarship. Open.

This piece by Bryn Geffert on the open future of academic scholarship is brilliant and hilarious all at the same time, using the literary format of C.S. Lewis’ “Screwtape Letters.” How to Succeed in Publishing Without Really Trying

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Over 175 Free Online Educational Resources

Jonathan Chung posted this some months ago: Over 175 Free Online Educational Resources (v.1.1) Here is decades’ worth of knowledge freely available online for those who love to learn. Links that fit under multiple categories are listed only once. What are your … Continue reading

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Fixing College

Jeff Selingo makes a strong case for change and innovation in Higher Education, particularly to the business of Higher Education.  Actually, whether or not Higher Education puts to use its incredible ability to understand the world through research and reflection, … Continue reading

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Free Education: Yale and Stanford.

I love the fact that I can access (as of February) 33 full-length semester courses from my alma mater, Yale University.  Absolutely amazing!  Do the math.  If a student took 4 courses a semester (8 per year), in 4 years … Continue reading

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Hippocrates, Galen, and Humoralism

I watched a lecture today from Yale Open Courses on Classical Views on Disease: Hippocrates, Galen, and Humoralism. I had these ideas: Three explanations for disease are with us today. 1. Supernatural: God (or gods, or demons) cause or heal … Continue reading

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