I have been hopefully following the movement towards more affordable education for a while now, primarily tracking the growth of digital textbooks and their impact on the high prices student’s pay for education. However, if you’ve read my reviews of the major eTextbook platforms, you’ll know that while eBooks are innovating textbooks with interactive rich media and customization, they are still little more than digital versions of paper books. The kind of innovation that is really going to move the needle on education isn’t a repackaging of existing tools, it’s a rethinking of the tools themselves. This is where Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are succeeding, by flipping the academic model on its head. (more…)
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As part of our Move to Digital series, I wanted to share this infographic with you from the people at the Education Database Online. We’ll save commentary on for-profit and online educational institutions for another post, but take a minute, do some scrolling, and appreciate a great graphic!