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

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

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

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

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 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?

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?

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

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

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

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