DailyDirt: The Future Of Higher Education Is Online

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Online education is set to revolutionize higher education, making it more affordable, more accessible, more efficient, and more effective. Of course, online education works only if it's done right. It's not enough to simply lecture to students through a computer. Online courses also need to be dynamic and interactive to compensate for the lack of human contact through a physical classroom. Here are some other considerations about online education. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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    ottonomy (profile), 13 Mar 2013 @ 10:21am

    Re: What's Next For Credentialing?

    Hi! Have you heard of The Open Badges Infrastructure? The open education movement has been looking at the credentialing gap for years, and one of the initiatives that have come out of that effort is the open badges project, led by the Mozilla Foundation.

    Here's Scott Leslie on why badges represent a disruption that a network of badge issuers and endorsers could present to the credentialing monopoly traditional higher ed has enjoyed.

    Of course the community of issuers is so far small. The official release of the 1.0 specification is happening this week, mostly through the Digital Media and Learning conference tomorrow in Chicago.

    The number of issuers will grow, and the number of people taking open credentials seriously will grow as well. I think though, that the most important factor in open credentials gaining steam is people like you who bravely assert that yes, my learning and skills have value and here's the evidence.

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