Online Learning Update

December 30, 2012

Online Learning at the Consumer Electronics Show

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

by Robin RaskinFounder, Living in Digital Times

Each January, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, we hold the HigherEdTECH Summit, a unique gathering of leaders in technology and education. In the midst of the world’s largest arena of tech innovation, we have created a hot house for cross-pollination among education and industry that is generating new — some might say unusual — hybrid relationships and exciting new ideas. Topping this year’s list of controversial topics is whether education as we know it has a future. MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) from new companies like Coursera and edX or consortia now make it possible to study with the world’s foremost professors without paying tuition. E-texts and e-content are slowly, but surely replacing textbooks, and e-portfolios are making it easier for students to take courses from multiple institutions. As colleges straddle the past, present and future, their students are firmly planted in the digital world, and technology innovations are invading the hallowed halls of ivy.

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