MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, are potentially the future of both higher ed and the k-12 system. Students have the opportunity to take unaccredited courses from highly regarded professionals in fields that they are interested in. 457 more words
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The semester is winding down and I am becoming a bit reflective. I will post a final “semester of flipping” reflection in the weeks to come, but thought I would reflect on this last week in terms of student grit. 328 more words
I am going to propose a stupid, offensive, inoperable idea. Mostly, I want to scare myself and hopefully some others at how frighteningly reasonable a suggestion this idea could nevertheless be made to appear if presented just the right way to just the right people. 988 more words
Problem: Full-time jobs often suck. Many spend most of their lives doing unfulfilling work. We miss free time and intellectual stimulation.
Solution: Government-mandated 30 hour maximum work weeks, alongside cheap college classes for all ages. 391 more words
From Jane Hart
From MIT Tech Review: Much social research shows that people prefer to receive information that they agree with instead of information that challenges their beliefs. This problem is compounded when social networks recommend content based on what users already like and on what people similar to them also like. 16 more words