Random Thoughts on Instructional Design
In the following TED video Shimon Schocken describes how he and one of his peers developed one of the first MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) in 1995. The MOOC developed a large contingent of self directed learners around the world that built computers, associated software and compiler from the ground up. He also talked about the self-exploration math curriculum tools that they have built for K-12 students and their teachers/parents.
In the next video John Seely Brown discusses how to cultivate entrepreneurial learners.
I agree with most of what both of these speakers have to say, I just wonder if higher education as it is currently structured can meet the learning needs of this new type of learner.
What are your thoughts?