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

Zoom 2.0 just arrived, here is what 3.0 will look like: heavily different

What´s the end-game in the ”Zoom-business”? It´s not Zoom. Not Microsoft Teams. Not Google Meet. It is not even Cisco Webex. They all are just wrong. So, stop thinking about all these solutions. Here is what to put the eyeballs on instead. And what will happen the upcoming years with this business. One obvious reason … Continue reading Zoom 2.0 just arrived, here is what 3.0 will look like: heavily different

Why do we all just play along … as if we knew what an exam is?

If we just think of it for a second and compare it with another industry: things get rather interesting, and not the least fishy. Yes, why are actually things the way they are at this moment? That has an historical explanation. But how will it then be further on? Here is a suggestion on how … Continue reading Why do we all just play along … as if we knew what an exam is?

What permanent changes Corona-parents will leave behind

Future is about what "will" happen, not about what we think "should" happen. At this moment we are still in Corona-times. What is then reasonable to imagine will happen post Covid? By looking at "different" kind of parents interesting perspectives becomes visible. The thing is; they are to be found all over. And they matter. … Continue reading What permanent changes Corona-parents will leave behind

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

The future campus: Disneyland, Woodstock, Soccer, or closed?

What´s the best way to see the future for the physical part of a university? How should a Campus look in a couple of years? These benchmarks reveal interesting options, don´t just knock them down. But sometimes we can´t wait. So, don´t miss this great opportunity. Decide instead on style, take action and keep them. … Continue reading The future campus: Disneyland, Woodstock, Soccer, or closed?

The cultural aspect of E-learning will eat its strategy

An old, great, management-idea claim that culture eats corporate strategy for lunch. And definitely; culture is a strong thing. It can even be so strong that it might shed light into why Udacity now seem to be stepping out of China, even though E-learning is growing heavily at this very moment, not the least there. … Continue reading The cultural aspect of E-learning will eat its strategy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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