Archive for March 2016

Re:Learning Podcast Kicks Off

Today we’re launching a new weekly podcast on the future of education: The Re:Learning Podcast.

For the first episode, I sat down with Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy, who talked about his ideas for how to change college. You can subscribe on iTunes or follow on Stitcher or Soundcloud. Look for new episodes each week (some hosted by me, some by my colleague, Goldie Blumenstyk). Subscribe on iTunes here!

‘Professor You’ Talk at SXSW Interactive

Many people have an outdated view of teaching — believing that only high-level experts should teach at the college level or that only career teachers should offer instruction in schools. But teaching is now happening fast and informally online, and today anyone can teach using free tools to make courses. And a shadow learning economy has emerged online that students are increasingly turning to. Teaching is becoming a 21st century skill for all of us.

Below are the slides from my talk at SXSWinteractive:

And here are some of the articles that formed the background for the talk:
Here Comes Professor Everybody
The New Rock-Star Professor
The Student Becomes the Teacher
Boom in Online Tutoring Means Another Cost for Many Students
Beyond the MOOC Hype