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
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?
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?
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
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?
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
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 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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Digital devices are two-dimensional. Small areas as well. A classroom is 3D. With a large area as well. Courses, when they go digital, have literally, physically, now shrunk. That changes everything. So how do we handle education in this new type of shrunken place a digital device represents? We find the answer on the app-market. … Continue reading From 3D to 2D … that changes everything
NYU professor Scott Galloway has gone bazooka: "Margins on education are unreasonably high". However; don´t worry. The methods described in this post are spreading, price levels will fall. They will even drop sharply. On permanent basis. But it´s not because of Covid or digital tech. It´s because of smart people, people like Galloway, understanding disruption. … Continue reading How, not if, prices will permanently fall – individuals and tech industry on the run
What about life after Covid? The discussion has begun. How do companies think? Educational actors? Students? Teacher? Plans are needed for the autumn. The future of the education world is at stake. Imagine no-one will go back to the offices and classrooms. So how will it be? Here is the answer. It lands on Twitter. … Continue reading The first step to post Covid: offices, classrooms, Twitter
Learn from the best, discover their secrets. Make your own course sky rocket. How to make a great on-line course? Scholars in pedagogy try to help out. But here is a better idea: In this post I benchmark an unusually great course we all have access to. 7 important secrets revealed. Put them in use. … Continue reading 7 secrets: how to sky rocket an online course
Students bribe teachers. Already well known. But how about the opposite? Well, the most prominent management guru on the planet...Harvard-professor Clayton Christensen…actually suggest us to do it. Is he plain crazy? What if we don´t want to? Other solutions? This post provides the answer. It all comes down to curating. It’s an interesting growing profession. … Continue reading Curating will soon be more fun than lecturing
Whoopsy daisy...imagine perhaps a Chinese teacher now suddenly starts cherry-picking your best students. I mean the ones you had in your own local class-room. The ones you today educate digitally. But on the other hand...whoopsy daisy, if you instead started to teach these Chinese students yourself. Here is how to can win this whoopsy daisy-game. … Continue reading Go high five, go low beyond, avoid the middle
When an area starts to become digital it's usually pretty quiet, almost nothing happens. In retrospect, we instead tend to claim that the area exploded. But we don´t here any explosions. So how do you know whats actually going on, right now, in the E-learning field? And how should you care? Here is the answer. … Continue reading It’s quiet – handbok for the explosion
How important is E-Learning really? Is it going to make a real impact? Are we in an inflection point, or not? Well, we've heard that talk before, without the educational world changing fundamentally. Why would it then happen this time? Here is a slightly different answer to these questions than you might have heard before. … Continue reading Education changes in waves, not as a straight line
Change. Different. In addition, a world full of digital technology. So how are we going to relate to all these digital changes that education is going through right now? We may not have sign up to become an “educator”, or a “learner” for that matter, at all, for that very reason. Then how about this? … Continue reading Congratulations; you are just about to outperform Neil Armstrong
It's boiling. Udemy and Coursera, are currently planning for their billion dollar IPOs. But why bother, really? You may just be a teacher, a single person who likes to learn things, a university, or a private education company. Though that's when you really should care. This post explains why, and most importantly how, to care. … Continue reading The real reason to care about big Edtech stepping into the stock market
No teachers, classrooms, lessons. But stay as long as you like. Can it work? Of course. If you seriously consider what you’re learning system is supposed to deliver and then creates it with that target clearly in mind. Here is an example on how to do it. But it comes down to the admission-process instead. … Continue reading The admission-process: time to rethink it