OpEd on Next Gen Online Learning: The tail wags the dog

I read this morning in InsideHigherEd The critical difference between replication (with enhancements) of the classroom experience and the potential for the transformation of the classroom experience lies not necessarily in technology, but in four aspirations: A learner focus, an emphasis on interactivity, scalability, and a quest to reduce costs while maintaining quality. We see transformation happen when faculty members don’t see themselves as mere instructors, but as designers, coaches, and members of a learning development team with particular goals in mind. – Steve Minz, InsideHigherEd, “Next Generation Online Learning,” Nov. 19, 2014. Honestly, this statement is right on the … Continue reading OpEd on Next Gen Online Learning: The tail wags the dog