Online Learning Update

November 28, 2013

Online Learning in a Social Media World

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

by Lynda Weinman, LinkedIn

Perspectives on education are changing. In a post written by LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, provocatively titled “Disrupting the Diploma,” he describes how simply promoting a college diploma doesn’t reflect the gathering of additional skills, especially those that demonstrate fast-changing technological expertise. The article’s main critique of higher education is its unsustainable high cost, but it also describes how education of the future needs to be lifelong and multifaceted, including things like internships, peer-to-peer learning, Open Badges, and ongoing certification that is machine readable.

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