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

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 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

Why the slowest, and longest, E-learning-course in history will make it

Reading, writing, listening takes time. Thinking, reflecting, discussing takes time. Learning things do take time. How else for instance become a great chess-player? So why this obsession with digital education having to be fast, and short? Here is a useful influence, if you go for slow, and long, E-learning. It obviously has a big market. … Continue reading Why the slowest, and longest, E-learning-course in history will make it

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

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

Why a simple question can fix one of the biggest problems with E-learning

MOOCs have tremendously high drop-out rates. Way over 80 % of people that enroll never finish. But this fact is only a problem if we stick to the old way of thinking and misinterpret how E-learning works. Support them to do it instead. Here is the reason why you should, and how to make it. … Continue reading Why a simple question can fix one of the biggest problems with E-learning

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