Global Learning Technology Investment Patterns
Ambient Insights regularly releases brief reports on learning technology industry, including this latest effort, International Learning Technology Investment Patterns, 2015. Interestingly, one-third of the record breaking investment in learning technology in the first half of 2015 was for China-based companies. More than one-half was for consumer-facing products and services.
Designing Learning Spaces for the Mobile Era
More attention needs to be paid to the design of spaces for learning. This article is a good place to start.
Interview with Stanford’s John Hennessy
Useful Q-and-A with former Stanford President, John Hennessy. He rightly calls for more experimentation to drive improvements in online learning. He cites Carnegie Mellon University’s work as an example. Couldn’t agree more.
Open University’s Open Science Lab
Despite our close ties and shared histories we do a remarkably good job in North America of being ignorant of what’s going on in the UK. Case in point: Open University. For decades they have built and tested new ways to foster learning in the online environment. One of these efforts is the Open Science Laboratory – a set of 60+ online lab experiences for undergraduates.
Rising Textbook Prices
Mark Perry provides some data on the rising cost of print textbooks. His example, taken from the University of Michigan-Flint, shows textbooks reaching the $400.00 level.
MIT Considers it’s Next Move
Washington Post reports that MIT, long in the vanguard of online education, is considering a for-profit venture.