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The Future Of Education


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Beth Harris and Steven Zucker presentation

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The Future Of Education

  1. 1. The Future of Education:   what will open, three-dimensional learning look like? Beth Harris, Ph.D. Director of Digital Learning The Museum of Modern Art Steven Zucker, Ph.D. Dean of Graduate Studies Fashion Institute of Technology/SUNY
  2. 2. Think our future will require better schools? —you're wrong.     The future calls for entirely new kinds of learning environments.   Think we will need better teachers? —wrong again.     Tomorrow’s learners will need guides who take on fundamentally different roles.
  3. 3. The pressures on education now
  4. 4. If you can see lectures for free, why attend a university?
  5. 5. If you can get high-quality learning material free on the web, do you still buy $200 textbooks?
  6. 6. If you can publish for free, you can teach someone else
  7. 7. OER Commons lists 16,226 post-secondary resources
  8. 8. Curriki—a community of nearly 100,000  educators, learners and experts collectively developing free curricular resources.
  9. 9. You pick your school, major, professors, and courses   But what if you could... with faculty in London, New York, and Shanghai ...learn in a real and/or a virtual world ...learn outside of formal "courses" and still get a degree ...create your own composite major
  10. 10. What happens when universities no longer have  a monopoly on knowledge or its transmission?
  11. 11. Dennis Oppenheim , Annual Rings , 1968 <ul><li>In time,    customized learning paths are institutionally accredited </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Informal learning becomes increasingly important  </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Universities, museums and libraries become integrated networks less concerned with institutional identity and more concerned with collaboration  </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 17. In the last year: 426,135 visits to Smarthistory 993,419 page views  196 countries and territories