Exploring distant cultures and places, and meeting new people is one of the most mind-expanding things you can do — and a great education tool. Dan provides an update on his experiment with incorporating virtual exploration and in-person study abroad.
By now, practically everyone who has a connection to academia has heard that the traditional audience for higher education is headed for a demographic cliff. In response, colleges and universities are exploring ways to attract an older audience of degree completers and life-long learners to bridge the gap. But who counts as an adult learner, and how do we retain them once we have their attention?
Technology is disrupting academia in many ways, including the question of who owns course content and other intellectual property. As Dan explains, the issue of control and access is critically important to online educators.
The new academic year seems like an opportune time to ask… are online, asynchronous, and hybrid strange new teaching strategies, or are we simply using new terminology to describe familiar techniques?