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

Never trust what students and customers say that they want, trust what they do

We miss meeting each other. Running education remote has not been that great, some say. Right now, there are many who claim, and therefore also expect, that students want to come back to Campus, post-COVID. Surveys have been done, the students themselves have answered how they want it. But can we really trust these surveys? … Continue reading Never trust what students and customers say that they want, trust what they do

Zoom fatigue does not exist

Stumbled upon a scientist that as a cure for Zoom-fatigue suggested muting your face. The idea was: it's exhausting to have to see yourself all the time. And yes, that's easy to agree with. I, too, am not particularly amused to see myself in the mirror all the time. But here's a far better suggestion. … Continue reading Zoom fatigue does not exist

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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