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Turn on, tune in, drop out: Personalised Online Education – Introduction #school #education

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Crashed School Bus by laffy4k

Timothy Leary once told us to “Turn on, tune in, drop out“, and although he was referring to mind expansion using drugs there is a move to the internet from institutionalised learning. Jason Fried, CEO of tech company 37signals, says “the next bubble to burst is higher education. It’s too expensive. It’s too much one-size-fits-all. This is an alternative way to think about teaching — simple, personal, free and moving at your own pace.”1 Languages, economics, biology, mathematics, social sciences and more are coming into their own online. Allowing interactive and customized education, like the correspondence courses of yesterday, yet morphing into freely available online education.

The only thing missing? Online accreditation. Although it is available for commercially available certifications: CISSP; CEH; MSCE; etc, it has yet to come for “government sanctioned” education programs. Even correspondance course educators still need to personally examine their customers by way of mass examination.

So where can you get this personalized education? That is what I will examine in the following blog posts entitled: “Turn on, tune in, drop out: Personalised Online Education.” I will cover the subjects ranging from languages to exact sciences, and you can help me by filling in the poll below to help me make a decision. And as always all comments are welcome.

  1. A global teacher of 1,516 lessons and counting

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

June 28, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Posted in books, IT, school, technology

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  1. This post is interesting.

    Jeanette Debell

    July 12, 2010 at 1:42 pm


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