Until about 12,000 years ago, our ancestors foraged for food. They found wild figs, strawberries, peanuts, and mushrooms. They tracked and hunted antelope and elephants; they dove for clams and mussels. They had to differentiate between edible and toxic plants and animals. And then—at least, in some communities—the food would be distributed amongst its members. … Continue reading The Modern Forager: Finding and Dispersing Information to Maintain Companies’ Competitive Advantage
On May 1, TURN THE WHEEL is launching Online Learning for Businesses (OLB), an online learning program for learning and development teams and stakeholders to create online learning experiences for clients, customers, and personnel. Throughout the program, participants will learn everything that goes into creating an online course—from careful planning and preparation, to designing an effective and engaging curriculum, to creating the course collateral (e.g., videos, graphics, exercises), and finally to launching the course.
If 2012 was the MOOC (massive open online course) revolution, 2017 was the mobile learning revolution. Over the last six years, digital education has proven a cheap and easy way to scale and democratize knowledge. With online courses available via desktop and now increasingly via smartphone, hundreds of thousands of people have gained access to … Continue reading A new mobile learning platform to empower teachers and scale relevant education
Why does a Chanel jacket cost upwards of $4000 USD? Is it the tweed that freed women from constricting corsets, made timeless by Gabrielle Chanel? Perhaps the expert artisan craftsmanship producing intricate woven designs? Or, it must be the long and well-known history behind the iconic brand. Actually, it's all of these things. But they … Continue reading Educating to Connect with Customers: Lessons from the Fashion Industry
Videos are the predominant modality of teaching in this new wave of online education. For humanities courses in particular, the bare minimum advancement is that videos digitize the traditional course lecture, allowing students to learn at their own pace, anytime and anywhere. More complex videos heighten production quality, especially when the lecturer is on-camera, and … Continue reading Alternative Predominant Modalities to Videos in Humanities Courses
Having created online courses with Udacity, Udemy, NovoEd, and OpenEdX, I’ve been compiling thoughts on components of an online education platform. Frustratingly, the features I describe below are not all available for any one platform, but alas, we see time and again that we are both advanced and restrained by technology. Whether we like it … Continue reading Online Education Delivery Platforms