The value of a network increases as a square of the number of users
Age of Participation
3,000 new books daily
40 exabytes generated each year
A week of NY Times = average 18 th century lifetime information
17 th for HS graduation
14 th for HE graduation
24 th for Math literacy
26 th for math problem solving
Second Life Lawyer
Volunteers will form online communities around certain candidates only if they are motivated to do so.
- Howard Dean, Chairman US Democratic Party
Learning for the next decade
Analytics for learning
Virtual / augmented reality
Learning for development
With two-way TV .... (t)he child will be able to call up any kind of information he wants about any subject and get his latest authoritative TV documentary.... The answers to his questions and probings will be the best information that man has available up to that minute in history.
- R.B. Fuller 'Education Automation'
The Moodle Hub
Analytics for Learning
The unexamined life…
Faculties seem inclined to use research and experimentation to understand and improve every institution, process, and human activity except their own..
Most campuses have simply bolted new technologies onto a fixed plant, a fixed faculty, and a fixed notion of classroom instruction. Under these circumstances, technology becomes part of the problem of rising costs rather than part of the solution. – Carol Twigg, Congressional Testimony
Change Happens “… it is well to remember that the comprehensive world economics are going to force vast economic reforms of industries and nations, which incidentally will require utter modernization of the educational processes in order to be able to compete and survive.” “ We are called to be the architects of the future, not its victims.” -RBF
“ Revolutions tend to suck for ordinary people” – Paul Saffo, Institute for the Future Photo by: Keso http://www.flickr.com/photos/keso/59940663/