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

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

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

How, not if, prices will permanently fall

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

Curating will soon be more fun than lecturing

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

It’s quiet – handbok for the explosion

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

Agency’s: becoming one, not to use them

Compared to universities; CAA and Endeavor are very different kind of actors. And even though they are big well-established companies they seem to be totally un-known to most universities at this moment. But they are, at least will become, very relevant for the university’s future. Here is why, and in what way, universities should care. … Continue reading Agency’s: becoming one, not to use them

Why teachers soon will stop recording themselves

It is a development that was expected. It has been cooking for a very long time, so don´t be surprised if it soon is arriving. Right into your own laptop. And it will totally change the way you feel about all "these videos" you have worked hard on the last couple of years. During the … Continue reading Why teachers soon will stop recording themselves

What could happen if bringing the learners, and their smartphones, to a train-station

One might claim Corona to be a starting point, but that is actually wrong. Change of education due to digital powers is a discussion we have had for, like ages. So Corona has only been one step further into a journey that has been ongoing for long. But still; the door that now opened is … Continue reading What could happen if bringing the learners, and their smartphones, to a train-station

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 quality in the e-learning-space will go up tremendously the upcoming years

Some years after Google Play and AppStore was created huge numbers of apps was also developed. Some good, others terrible. But it does not look like that anymore. The ones remaining have become great. A lot of them are also very profitable. Here is the reason why the same thing will happen in the e-learning-space. … Continue reading Why quality in the e-learning-space will go up tremendously the upcoming years

Put your eyeballs at the bundling logic

The album game died out. Instead, it has become a game of singular songs. The change of the bounding logic in the music industry is intimately linked to when that industry was disrupted. Playlists has evolved. What could then happen if unbundling happened in the world of education? Could it already be on its way?  … Continue reading Put your eyeballs at the bundling logic

Look out for the ”anchoring effect” of E-learning

2300 % growth per year, meant something. It is the statistical number that Jeff Bezos ones came a cross. Was the growth of the internet. It made him start Amazon. Then how about the fresh number 644? It´s the April 2020 growth number for Coursera. Might also mean something. What will then your actions be? … Continue reading Look out for the ”anchoring effect” of E-learning

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

Saluting digital group-pressure

Since you are already digitally savvy: what could go wrong when 100 % of your activities go online? Still; here are some things you might have missed to consider. It is about how human behavior change, or actually not change, when we go digital. And what kind of digital group-pressure you prefer to leave behind. … Continue reading Saluting digital group-pressure

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

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

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

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?

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”

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

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