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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    Christopher A., 12 Mar 2013 @ 9:50pm

    What's Next For Credentialing?

    I self-teach. Problem is getting people to recognize my competencies.

    But colleges have a monopoly on that—credentialing. Other than that, things like word of mouth, web reputation and certificate programs could credential me, so to speak. That's not good enough.

    Imagine if any achievement could be seen as evidence for a particular competency? And anyone could be a judge of competency?

    Obviously, certain achievements are more relevant for showing expertise than others. And certain competency judges would be better than others. But it'd radically change not just who gets to recognize achievement, but what gets recognized.

    There's more to this concept and it's called, open p2p credentialing.

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