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

From 3D to 2D … that changes everything

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

The first step to post Covid: offices, classrooms, Twitter

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

7 secrets: how to sky rocket an online course

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

Go high five, go low beyond, avoid the middle

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

Congratulations; you are just about to outperform Neil Armstrong

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

Pez, the candy, is the mother of all great E-learning

You can´t force another person to learn. Well, you can, but things thought by brute force very seldom leads to anything good, at least not in the long run. It for instance rarely leads to innovative ideas. This post is about how to use that observation when choosing what digital technologies to use for e-learning. … Continue reading Pez, the candy, is the mother of all great E-learning

Why Moore’s Law is far more important than all single E-learning-tools

Ones upon a time: vinyl and CD-records. If you were like me: two records per month. Costed 30 Euro. Back home: maybe 500 records. Became about 5000 songs. But today: 10 Euro per month, a streaming subscription. Access to 30 million songs. Lets apply that thought experiment to education and see where we end up. … Continue reading Why Moore’s Law is far more important than all single E-learning-tools

How to make online-education gazillion times more social, interactive and live than off-line-education ever can be

The typical situation for learning is not thousands of participants – MOOC´s. It is smaller groups, 30-100. Still, imagine you cannot meet physically, Corona-times could be one reason. Then here is what you can do. And please note; it can become way better in doing exactly everything that off-line-education is claimed to be great at. … Continue reading How to make online-education gazillion times more social, interactive and live than off-line-education ever can be

Why Corona-times is the piracy-movement

Between streaming and shellac records, we had tapes, CDs, iTunes and piracy in the music industry. Necessary steps before finally ending-up with streaming. So, which is actually the Covid-19-times? Well, it´s not the final structure. It is more like the piracy-movement. Here is the reason why, and what it might lead to, already next year. … Continue reading Why Corona-times is the piracy-movement

What actually happens on Zoom, Teams and Meet – connecting, in a deeper sense

Becoming physically connected can sometimes be hard. But when we are; how to know if we are mentally connected? Here is a post based on listening to teachers sharing unusual stories on what at this moment seem to be ongoing. It´s about what actually could happen when we run Zoom, Teams and Meet. Really connecting. … Continue reading What actually happens on Zoom, Teams and Meet – connecting, in a deeper sense

Things you will miss if you never enroll

It´s only E-learning. That´s what they claim. But, it is also a totally new world. It includes phenomenon educators rarely have thought of before. Here is a good example of what that means, based on experiencing MIT and Coursera online. You will have use of this post. At least; it should give you a smile. … Continue reading Things you will miss if you never enroll

25 000 reasons to honor the worst ones

Have you noticed: it is getting crowded? Everyone is now starting to run digital courses. Then why on earth should you take my course? Could it be because I myself might be great, or even terrible, in practicing it? Maybe bench-marking the new Ed-company Masterclass can help us to find out what to do here. … Continue reading 25 000 reasons to honor the worst ones

Things you did not know about Corona-tracking

It is said: "Be careful what you wish for, because you might get it". And here is what you might get, if analyzing data related to E-learning. This post uses data from Google Trends, at this particular Corona-moment in time. Though; I´m not sure if we will appreciate all the conclusions we end up with. … Continue reading Things you did not know about Corona-tracking

Embracing E-learning turning into a House Party

Why do they enroll? Answer: we never fully will know. And it does not matter if they enroll IRL, or digitally, we still will not know. But this thing we do know: Great parties are great, and can be a starting point for something bigger, enrollment for instance. And new possibilities on the E-learning market. … Continue reading Embracing E-learning turning into a House Party

The forgotten big point by being the early one into E-learning

How was Spotify, Netflix and Facebook in the beginning? Not good. Spotify did not even have an app when they launched. But, these services were good enough, at that point in time, and that was; good enough. Here is a 74 year old learning point based on that fact. Just take it. Then use it. … Continue reading The forgotten big point by being the early one into E-learning

How smart platforms utilize timing

We have already heard what we should, or could, do during these Corona-times - us all becoming 100 % digital. But what do we actually Do? Here are some courses I bet my head of you do take at this moment. Then, who gains, and who loses, position due to that, at this very moment? … Continue reading How smart platforms utilize timing

There is money in the old chalkboard-style

The big challenge is not going from off-line to on-line. The big challenge comes later, when we have become digital. Suddenly, not only competition is one thumb-press away, all substitutes are. But if you just hold on to your old chalkboard, then at least you will make it. If lucky; even become bigger than ever. … Continue reading There is money in the old chalkboard-style

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

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