I'd like to reimagine education. The last year has seen the invention of a new four-letter word.
It starts with an M. MOOC: massive open online courses.
Many organizations are offering these online courses to students all over the world, in the millions, for free.
Anybody who has an Internet connection and the will to learn can access these great courses from excellent universities
and get a credential at the end of it. Now, in this discussion today, I'm going to focus on a different aspect of MOOCs.
We are taking what we are learning and the technologies we are developing in the large
and applying them in the small to create a blended model of education to really reinvent and reimagine what we do in the classroom.
Now, our classrooms could use change. So, here's a classroom at this little three-letter institute in the Northeast of America, MIT.
And this was a classroom about 50 or 60 years ago, and this is a classroom today.
What's changed? The seats are in color. Whoop-de-do. Education really hasn't changed in the past 500 years.
The last big innovation in education was the printing press and the textbooks.