Do virtual schools have to be about “warehouse teaching”?

Many of us believe that new forms of learning that are self-organised and encourage self-starting resilience can be better than the traditional models. But we must be alive to the risks and the “other side of the coin” all the time. This account (possibly not impartial, but neither are many accounts) paints a dystopian picture … Continue reading

When 1-1 distance education is better than f2f classrooms, by @DonaldClark

Donald Clark’s take on new, cost-effective models for providing personal tutoring, online and 24/7. On the conservative side, it’s still teaching; on the radical side, it’s outsourcing teaching to India. But Donald’s full post also explains how adults with poor literacy and numeracy are happy being tutored at home via the net, whereas they feel … Continue reading