An unbounded arc of learning opportunities


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At the Melton Foundation's 2013 Global Citizenship Conference "Springboard Sessions", M.S. Vijay Kumar, Senior Strategic Advisor, Digital Learning and Director, Office of Educational Innovation and Technology at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), takes us on a journey from Lesotho to Haiti to Maine and Massachusetts to illuminate how open education is extending learning opportunities for all.

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  • So What do I hear ….tsunami of crisis rhetoric and alongside I know there has been this cacophony that I hear among product services, technology, opportunities, learning systems and also along with that a whole bunch of popular and scholarly literature. You know, We are beset with pleas for change and predictions of the possibilities that technology proposes to really address some of the enduring challenges. Well is there really a crisis – ACCEES Sure is –to educational Opportunity – In India -…In Haiti New KNowedge – Anew Generation of Learners…The umanageable cost of education –Irrelevant
  • I would like to end with a quote by Prof. Richard Larson that with today’s computer and telecommunications technologies, every young person can have a quality education regardless of his or her place of birth or wealth of parents. When viewed as a right rather than a privilege, this is the dream that open educational resources are directed to realize.
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  • An unbounded arc of learning opportunities

    1. 1. Something happening here what it is ain’t exactly clear… - Buffalo Springfield
    2. 2. Polling Question (?) Q1. With today’s computer and telecommunications technologies,can every young person have a quality education (regardless of his or her place of birth or wealth)? A) YES B) NO 50% A 50% B
    3. 3. Click to edit Master title style Open • Content • Tools/Applications – Finding; Getting; Using – Knowledge • Enabling Resources – Legal – Policy – Community Technology • Networks;Devices; Software ; Architecture; Processes – Mobile Computing – Cloud Computing – Data Visualization & Analytics – Simple Augmented Reality – The Semantic Web – Game-Based Learning Educational Innovation and Transformation The Technology and Open Influence
    4. 4. Entrepreneurs, Cité Soleil, Haiti, used OCW to develop solar- powered street lights for some of Haiti’s poorest communities
    5. 5. – the new classroom Where is this?
    6. 6. Unlocking Knowledge Inspiring a Movement
    7. 7. The Open Explosion: Internet for “Non-Traditional” Education 10
    8. 8. MITx: 6.002x Circuits & Electronics 13
    9. 9. MITx: 6.002x Circuits & Electronics 14
    10. 10. Research Tools for Learning 15 StarBiochem
    11. 11. iLab: If you can’t come to the lab… the lab will come to you!
    12. 12. E-Science initiatives Faulkes Telescope Project (Las Cumbres Observatory) Global Telescope Network • Access to telescopes in Hawaii, Australia • Access to experts and collaborative projects
    13. 13. A Fab Education
    14. 14. Fab Lab Education Formal   Informal Adult   Youth
    15. 15. Gaming Frameworks
    16. 16. An Active Learning Ecosystem • Vignettes • Simulations • Virtual Labs • Home kits • Gaming • Assessment • Authoring
    17. 17. Polling Question 2 Q2. Which is the Magic Bullet? A) Remote Labs B) Open Content C) MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) D) Simulations/Visualizations/Games? 00:10 0% A 0% B 0% C 100% D
    18. 18. Global Ambitions The elimination of “unfreedoms”: knowledge, education, health. - Amartya Sen
    19. 19. We are seeing the early emergence of a meta-university
    20. 20. Framing Questions • Is great technology enough? • Will the Network-Enabled, Open Education Model(Flipped Model) become the dominant modality for delivering all education? • Can the metauniversity – globally shared resources (content and community) to provide flexible life-long active learning education become real and ubiquitous? – What are the top 2/3 benefits? – What are top 3 major challenges/obstacles?
    21. 21. Visible Usable; Situated Anywhere; Virtual; Blended Receiving/Knowing Affecting Limited Term Varying; Lifelong Enrolled Student Registered; Life-long Member Dropouts 100% completion DE as 2nd Class Net-Enabled, Open as Central Modality University Metaversity
    22. 22. Photo credits • waterdrop_1 Peter Dahlgren • waterdrop_2 Victoria White • ripples_pond Jed Langdon • stream kittylitter • endless walt stoneburner • seashore Joe Gratz • ocean Adam Hally