Fight, flight, freeze: How to handle Corona-times of E-learning

Make all education 100 % digital in just a couple of days? Maybe a ones in a life-time-challenge due to  Corona. Here is how to achieve it, with great result. On the road you can even save time, and get something really useful out of it yourself. Now, don't you dare to miss this opportunity. … Continue reading Fight, flight, freeze: How to handle Corona-times of E-learning

If you for a strange reason wants to avoid blitzscaling

Last year Udacity downsized and lay off about 20 % of its workforce. At the same time SEEK invested 165 million USD in Coursera and FutureLearn. Who is the one that does not get it? Or, could actually both of them be wrong? Could even a third way to see it be the big point? … Continue reading If you for a strange reason wants to avoid blitzscaling

Corona and your permanent need for more servers

No-one likes Covid-19. But 290 million children out of school, industry workers staying home, and regions in quarantine, means something. 24 000 new online courses, 7000 serves, even Satellites are now used, and that only in China. Italy, France, Harvard are now closing, and stocks skyrocket. Will today's server-capacity even hold? Here some useful links. … Continue reading Corona and your permanent need for more servers

Lets find your hole in the wall

People sometimes claim that they know learning. They don´t. No-one actually do. But how to make great E-learning, if we don't even understand "normal" learning? Well, we know some things. But the big mystery of learning is still unsolved. Here is an example on why this is a constructive, even useful, way to see it. … Continue reading Lets find your hole in the wall

The best courses are now on AirBnB

You are already in Stockholm and interested in learning new things. Maybe something related to Stockholm/Sweden, since there is where you are. You also have a night or two un-booked. Then how about learning more about climate change and the so called "Greta-effect"? If you are interested: you would not be alone. So, why not? … Continue reading The best courses are now on AirBnB

Interactive group-work, in big scale: possible with digital tools, but not without them

Group work, simple. Interactive group work, also simple…As long as you as a leader of it, do it with 5, 10, maybe even 50, people. But if you want to do it with hundreds, even thousands, of people, it becomes tricky. On top of that: how to hear their solutions, get feedback? Then try this. … Continue reading Interactive group-work, in big scale: possible with digital tools, but not without them

Here is how to find the next, digital, Harvard Business School

Plato founded his Academy already 387 BC. NASA, and YouTube, is younger. But what happened between Plato and Bologna, the oldest university in Europe, founded 1088, is something we rarely think about. Still, it tells something important about e-learning, as well as where competition will come from fairly soon. Just add Greenwich Village, and scale. … Continue reading Here is how to find the next, digital, Harvard Business School

Starbucks is now in the E-learning-business

Assume I claimed that Spotify already is in the E-learning-business. How about Starbucks? Then, how to use the fact that they actually already are, in order to do better e-learning? How to use it in order to understand how the Ed-industry is already developing? Frank Zappa, and a cup of coffee, give us the answers. … Continue reading Starbucks is now in the E-learning-business

Next wave’s e-learning is already hear, means what?

2000 learning centers. A Billion dollar business in 5 years. Squirrel, one of the growing educational AI-enterprises in China. Why learn less with good, but slow, e-learning? You can learn more, and faster, with great e-learning. It is about what would be perfect for just you, at any given point in time, no matter time. … Continue reading Next wave’s e-learning is already hear, means what?

How online can outperform offline, in being offline

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, ones wisely said: “If you can do things better without digital tools you probably should.” However, creative use of digital tools can achieve things that never would have been possible without them. And it does not, only, have to be about winning in time and space. Here three useful examples. … Continue reading How online can outperform offline, in being offline

Bruce Springsteen not only understands e-learning, he knows off-line-learning too

It is sometimes claimed; Real education/learning can only be done by us meeting physically, therefor online-learning will never fully make it. But Springsteen can help us to understand why that is plain wrong. Well, not 100 % wrong, just nearly, like 90 % wrong. But "nearly" do matter, a tremendously lot. Here are the consequences. … Continue reading Bruce Springsteen not only understands e-learning, he knows off-line-learning too

There is room for more than one “Trip-advisor for education”

There is a reason why you don´t always let Netflix decide what movie you should watch, even though they have great AI-algorithms for helping you out. At a particular moment they might actually not know what you really are looking for. Then, how to chose between all e-learning-courses already out there? Here is the answer. … Continue reading There is room for more than one “Trip-advisor for education”

How to use the fact that E-learners have their own way of clicking

E-learning is not only the media you use. It is also for instance about what you can do in order to support the natural way people act when they learn. Here is an example on how to use that. It is about how they click your course. They don´t click it the way you think. … Continue reading How to use the fact that E-learners have their own way of clicking

Your next course will be a playlist that will make Apple Music envy

There is a reason why playlists have become important in the world of music. Streaming platforms already have huge libraries. But how could I know which are the best songs to listen to? This fact can be used in order to create great e-learning, but with limited resources available. Here is what you can do. … Continue reading Your next course will be a playlist that will make Apple Music envy

Gamification with LMS-systems that never will make it

Have you noticed: micro-ovens look the same, all over globe? Ovens do not. Old products are deeply embedded in our culture. Education, also e-learning, definitely is culture. Use it to find out how to use an LMS-system in a smarter way than it is supposed to. It also tell something about the future of LMS-providers. … Continue reading Gamification with LMS-systems that never will make it

A digital version of your natural environment is worth billions

You need a video to your e-learning-course? But you have no money, and no time for it, and you are not an actor. Still you want to achieve something great, and you definitely know your own topic. Then here is my suggestion on what to do. It is actually possible to achieve what you want. … Continue reading A digital version of your natural environment is worth billions

Todays MOOC-platforms is not the final structure

Remember music? Today: streaming. Yesterday: CD:s. But, there was also something important in the middle: iTunes/Piracy. The industry developed in phases. Things that many assumed to be "fixed and final", during the road, wasn´t. Now, could what recently happened in the US-based part of the MOOC-industry be a sign of a new phase upcoming soon? … Continue reading Todays MOOC-platforms is not the final structure

A short-cut to increased value of videos already made

You have already made your video-recording. It is fairly ok. But how about making it gazzlion times better so people watch all of it, and do not drop out after 30 seconds? This short-cut cost nothing, takes 5 minutes, can be used without changing your normal way of working. Evaluate it with your own eyes. … Continue reading A short-cut to increased value of videos already made

How teaching-rockstars already changes the name of the game

The Beatles very likely could play around with their own record label EMI more or less the way they wanted, if that was what they wanted. We have not seen this phenomenon evolving in the world of e-learning...yet. However, here is an example in this direction and what we already today can learn from it. … Continue reading How teaching-rockstars already changes the name of the game

Videos should be as long, or short, as they should be

You already know that people lose attention, just after few minutes. You know it because you have experienced it ourselves. But now there is Big Data on this fact and that easily mess things up for us. We have to understand what all this actually means. It is about how long your video should be. … Continue reading Videos should be as long, or short, as they should be

Benchmark this course, and become a winner on the online-market

Some e-learning-courses already have got million students enrolled, and great reviews. But it is not about how much money you spend. The course I benchmark in this post show what it actually means in practice claiming that e-learning is not about “digitalized learning”. The learning points go far beyond what we historically even cared about. … Continue reading Benchmark this course, and become a winner on the online-market

How to get 3 million people to follow your 50 minutes of Philosophy

"Traffic is King, but Content is King Kong" is a great saying. However, assume you already have traffic then decided to fix your content "backwards". Could that actually work? Well, this guy show that it defintely can. Hold your hat now if you are a professor in Philosophy. He already has 103 million students enrolled. … Continue reading How to get 3 million people to follow your 50 minutes of Philosophy

Start off with an SMS, end up with big global impact

What if students did what teachers suggest? Well, there are actually teachers on-line creating business opportunities based on that simple idea. It is about global spread impact, just with the help of a digital contact. Though; it would be extremely difficult to achieve, without it. You can start off with a simple SMS to them. … Continue reading Start off with an SMS, end up with big global impact

Why people prefer bad online education

How good is on-line-education, actually? Will it change the name of the game on how education at this moment is done, or not? Well, here is an example and a simple way to see it. But hold on to your hat, because it is about customer/student preferences. It is not about you as a teacher. … Continue reading Why people prefer bad online education