Category Archives: Paradigm Shift

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MOOCs and Magical Thinking

During the dot-com bubble a decade ago, an astute trader decided it was time to get out of those heady stocks the moment he heard a cab driver speaking about them.  Recently I got a similar feeling upon hearing a professor at … Continue reading

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Online Learning: Innovative? Yes, Transformative? No.

I have been assiduously following the field of online teaching /learning for many years. Online learning has been, I would argue, the biggest trend in higher education in the past decade.  From an early growth rate of 20% per annum … Continue reading

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When Paradigms Collide

Note: In this post and others to follow, I depart from observations about online trends, instructional technology, and even strategic planning, to focus on the essential issue of teaching and learning. We are in the midst of a “paradigm shift” … Continue reading

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Toward a Learning Paradigm College (Part 1)

Note: With this post and others to follow, I depart from observations about online trends, instructional technology, and even strategic planning, to focus on the essential issue of teaching and learning. We are in the midst of a “paradigm shift” … Continue reading

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Envisioning Educational Technology’s Future

Every once in a while I come across a work that is truly exceptional in its thinking and execution.  Such a work is that of Envisioning the Future of Educational Technology.  Looking 30 years into the future in terms of  … Continue reading

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Online is Inevitable

The October 5th, 2012 Chronicle of Higher Education Special Report on Online Learning marks a turning point of sorts. While it is true that there have been several past Chronicle supplements concerning online learning, this issue marks a major departure in … Continue reading

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Focus on Online: Opportunities to Publish

Understandably, professors on the tenure track are quite concerned about finding journals to publish in.  The field of online learning presents many opportunities for those interested in adding to their CV’s. Given that online teaching and learning has been a … Continue reading

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Faculty “Qualms” with Online, Not Technology

I was going to title this post “Faculty Resistance to Online,” but I feel that is too strong. While it is certainly true that many faculty have resisted, downplayed, disparaged, and attacked online learning in principle and in practice, there … Continue reading

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Adjuncts and Online: Intersecting Trends

Reading this week’s Chronicle article entitled, “Adjuncts Build Strength in Numbers: A New Majority Generates a Shift in Academic Culture,” I had an epiphany. The rise of online learning, in all likelihood the major trend in higher education in the … Continue reading

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MOOCs Transform Pedagogy

When Sebastion Thune speaks, we all should take heed. Thune is the founder of Udacity, a company in the forefront of developing MOOCs (massive open online courses).  Mr. Thune was the keynote speaker at the recent Sloan International Conference on … Continue reading

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