Cheers. The UN has just declared; Covid is over. In any case, it is no longer classified as a global pandemic catastrophe. Time to sum up? What have we learned? What happens now? I myself have spent much of the last year trying to understand these very issues. Been pretty quiet for a while now; … Continue reading The blue-pill strategy won the Covid battle, who won the red war?
Your invited for lunch
There is so much buzz everywhere. What does Disruptive Education really mean in practice? How to utilize it in order to deliver far better, far more, but for far less? Here, these Q's are answered. This restaurant has now opened, at Amazon. I hope that you are hungry. -> Disruptive Education: Far better and far … Continue reading Your invited for lunch
Which institution is currently negotiating best with the future?
Who said the competitor to sitting back home alone would be an office, or even a campus, when you instead could go to a nice café? If we analyze what people actually do, neither what they say they would do, nor what others claim that they actually should do, an interesting future might become visible … Continue reading Which institution is currently negotiating best with the future?
Warning bells in unique fresh digital traffic data?
We did not have Covid. Then we did it. Now almost, not really in the whole world but still; much of it is over. Where are we now? Here an analysis of some uniquely available numbers on digital traffic data from the university world. Campus; a different place? What will happen next? What to do? … Continue reading Warning bells in unique fresh digital traffic data?
Seriously; far better, far more, for far less?
We have already heard entrepreneurs claiming it; with the help of digital tools, we can create a different, even better, world. In some cases, we have actually also seen it happening in reality. But education; come on, it will just not happen there, because that is something totally different than developing Google, Amazon and Facebook. … Continue reading Seriously; far better, far more, for far less?
Beware: Microwave ovens + e-learning = restrictions
One might think that the development of the global education world has no limits at the moment. Education has just begun to become digital, so should then not also all education become global in the end? But it's not quite that simple. Now it is the microwave oven that instead sets important limits for the … Continue reading Beware: Microwave ovens + e-learning = restrictions
Zappa´s mistake: 1, 2…and 3
The music phenomena Frank Zappa ones said: ”If you want to get laid: go to a university. But if you want an education: go to a library.” He did have a point. But he forgot: the third reason to get an education. Still; could that very reason explain why this industry not (yet?) have disrupted? … Continue reading Zappa´s mistake: 1, 2…and 3
What Bezos completely missed when he started Amazon
Jeff Bezos is undoubtedly a talented businessman. He knew already when he started Amazon how to think. So there was a specific reason for him to start with books. And he also knew at the time that it was just a beginning. But here's what he managed to miss anyway: an even more interesting case … Continue reading What Bezos completely missed when he started Amazon
Where are the educational losers?
How many smartphones can a single, individual, actually make use of – two? three? How much education can a human being consume? Well, there is a reason learning sometimes is called a drug. The more some people get, the more they tend to ask for. One more course, please. So, how to identify the losers … Continue reading Where are the educational losers?
Look out for Homeschooling 3.0
Once upon a time: only for kings and queens and their children. Then came digitalization. And ordinary parents could then also afford it. And then Covid. Gosh what it boomed. Hundreds of thousands of “teachers” found an extra job, or even a full-time job. Sit in Sweden, work in USA…or whatever, wherever, whenever. But now? … Continue reading Look out for Homeschooling 3.0
My head is just spinning!
There really are…so many things to care about in the world of education nowadays. So what, out of all of them, should we Really care about? And How, and Why should we even care? Should we actually care, or not? I think that this new published book could be useful for exactly just this challenge. … Continue reading My head is just spinning!
Send Austin to space
Surprise: new universities are now created. Actually: no surprise. But will they make it…if they continue to think as historians like Nial Ferguson? He is one of the academics around the globe that is trying. Perhaps. But here is a much better idea; if you, today, want to vitalize the luxury version of off-line education. … Continue reading Send Austin to space
An interesting unspoken of idea
Who is the biggest, and who is the smallest? Actually, an interesting question at this moment in time. The idea of size has a tendency of changing a bit, if we start think globally. It even has a tendency of changing what strategies that might be successful. So, which one would you invest in for … Continue reading An interesting unspoken of idea
MOOCs compared to play-lists, from a students point of view
The best, globally speaking, possible digital Master’s degree, a student, theoretically speaking, could get, is actually not possible to get, at this moment in time. Such a type of Master’s degree simply does not exist, at any place on the whole planet. One might wonder: will we ever be able to get that one? If … Continue reading MOOCs compared to play-lists, from a students point of view
A ten-year blocker that still did not work
One might twist this issue about why MOOCs like Coursera and edX now exist, and the specific One might twist this issue about why Coursera and edX now exist back and forth as long as one likes, but an interesting interpretation could be this: If we believe something important actually will happen then perhaps better, we start … Continue reading A ten-year blocker that still did not work
How should we actually perceive the core activity in this industry?
How about; ‘Somebody learning something better/faster/cheaper/deeper with the help of somebody/something else’? And the alternative? Well…that would still be learning, sense we always learn…but no help, and not the same result. However; does such way of playing with words really matter? Yes, it does. It even matters a lot. And here is how it does. … Continue reading How should we actually perceive the core activity in this industry?
Harvard and MIT just sold edX and decided to cross the river…to get water
The rhetoric of those involved does not hold up. Still, recently it became public; Harvard and MIT are selling off edX, to firm 2U. Why? Instead of listening to what they themselves try to claim, here is how to understand it. Is it perhaps about actively trying to avoid to make an important strategic choice? … Continue reading Harvard and MIT just sold edX and decided to cross the river…to get water
Never trust what students and customers say that they want, trust what they do
We miss meeting each other. Running education remote has not been that great, some say. Right now, there are many who claim, and therefore also expect, that students want to come back to Campus, post-COVID. Surveys have been done, the students themselves have answered how they want it. But can we really trust these surveys? … Continue reading Never trust what students and customers say that they want, trust what they do
Zoom fatigue does not exist
Stumbled upon a scientist that as a cure for Zoom-fatigue suggested muting your face. The idea was: it's exhausting to have to see yourself all the time. And yes, that's easy to agree with. I, too, am not particularly amused to see myself in the mirror all the time. But here's a far better suggestion. … Continue reading Zoom fatigue does not exist
How to upscale a teacher’s job, and at the same time increase quality
Standing in class takes time. But it takes a lot more time to develop teaching. That is also why we gain by thinking more about this development process than what shall happen in the classroom itself. Here's how it can be done. For a good reason: others have already started to work in this way. … Continue reading How to upscale a teacher’s job, and at the same time increase quality
Please: let´s skip the depression-phase – a third attempt post-covid
What if students don´t come back to Campus the upcoming years and prefer to meet each other at other places instead? What if teachers then lose their high level of energy? What even if managers themselves loses faith in the future? But then, here is a headache pill that could help us avoid all that. … Continue reading Please: let´s skip the depression-phase – a third attempt post-covid
How Wannabes can outperform the existing platforms
Competition in the e-learning-market has undeniably, so far, not been very fierce. It has been excellent to become a successful education platform without knowing much about education. How long will that hold? Spice Girls show the way for the next step. It´s possible for any unknown teacher to take it and outperform the existing platforms. … Continue reading How Wannabes can outperform the existing platforms
Digital students and customers are not the same as IRL
Let´s not do the same mistake as record labels did. They did not understand their own customers. Streaming substituted piracy and iTunes, not CD-records. They should have understood that customer preferences changed. Here is an example of what easily happen in digital education. It was a great learning-event I developed. But I failed with it. … Continue reading Digital students and customers are not the same as IRL
Typewriters understood digital education long before us
How did we manage? Power Point is actually difficult to learn. Still we ones did. We have even managed to integrate it into our working-process. Same thing with typewriters, classrooms ... and next. Well, all these are a bit different. But, are they really? Here´s what we can learn by not focusing their big differences. … Continue reading Typewriters understood digital education long before us
Try a different structure instead – a second attempt, post-COVID
Why do universities just get stuck with the idea of online education vs offline education, ending up with some kind of hybrid-solution as the middle ground? We can use digitalization for something far more interesting. We can use digitalization to restructure a business. Here is an unspoken of example of what we actually could do. … Continue reading Try a different structure instead – a second attempt, post-COVID
The speech we are missing
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice-cream. A great song-title, published already 1927. Sometimes we scream to get things. But sometimes we also scream in order to avoid things. Then we start screaming towards each other. How to solve that fight? What speech can make us ready for a new, digital, educational world? … Continue reading The speech we are missing