Why and how learning and development must become more agile by @cliveshepherd

Clive Shepherd doesn’t use the term ‘agile’ in this pithy assessment of what’s driving change in learning and development (l&d), but all the changes he lists take us in the direction of greater agility. There’s also an interesting observation from Jay Cross in the comments: why wouldn’t you continue this way even if there wasn’t … Continue reading

Einztein.com – online courses + social network for teachers/peers = rich learning?

We all know that learning is not just about transferring content; dialogue and relationships are key to gaining deep understanding of concepts. So stand-alone online learning resources don’t cut it. But if you took some Open Educational Resources and added some low cost teacher/peer relationships, using social networking tools, would you then have enough to … Continue reading

Further evidence of commodification of Higher Ed: 250 free courses set out like a bestseller list

So is this a good thing or a bad thing? Instinct says that making this material — assumed to be high quality as it comes from highly rated institutions — available for free has to be good for access and inspiration, even if it comes without context and tuition. Intuition also says that maybe making … Continue reading