A different level of insight

Following on from last week’s blog post on big data, I had the great pleasure of meeting researcher and educator George Siemens recently.  George is the Associate Director, Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute at Athabasca University in Canada.  He was also one of the first people ever to facilitate the use of MOOCs.

George has been immersed in learning and online networks for such a long time that he presents a different level of insight.  He shared some of his insight when I asked him about the opportunities of big data on education.

 


One thought on “A different level of insight

  1. The question which obsesses me is “to what extent can MOOC and similar spectacular developments be applied to interactive vocational and skills learning as opposed to academic education. That sector seems to me to be neglected in a lot of the more advanced applications of training; those hoping to benefit in that sector represent both the greatest need and neglect from the ‘education fraternity’

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