- Rocket Boosters on Technology in Learning
- 10% of funding for courses needs to be allocated to an online component
- No need for more conversations it's action time
"You know what I didn't have any of this when I was starting out in education, and I really don't know enough about it, so may not be best placed to lead to this... I'm giving you (younger/tech savvy/growth mindset/early adopters) the time, permission and resources to explore this"
|How many early adopters do you think you can fit in a mini?|
- MOOCs are now being established but... in 1990s NYU Online at its peak never managed to enroll more than 500 students. After spending $20million on the venture , they shut the programme down in 2001.
- E-readers have been around since 1998... and are only now gaining traction, being popularised with Amazon leading the charge. Where are the early e-reader companies?
- MP3 players were around before Apple and Steve Jobs did a fantastic sales and marketing job on the emerging technology. How much market share do early MP3 companies have today?
By the way, if you'd like to join me on a mini-EdTech adventure and explore different ways that FE and suppliers engage with one another please see this link: Tech Stories - A Mini Adventure
Its the Te@ch Not the Tech
As a tech enthusiast I need to remind myself whats important in the classroom... This is why my online profile is Tech Stories. A comment regarding EdTech that has stuck with me is from KIPP CEO Mike Feinberg at the "Education Innovation Summit" in the US;
While I love the energy and what the early adopters create, I also have "laggard tendancies" and know how daunting making changes can be... Whats the use of a rocketship if you've left half your crew stranded?