Sam and I developed a website together that focused on the concept of students having the power to control the classes offered. Our website this week focused on the drive-bys. The website lists all the potential drive-bys, which are chosen based on the highest positive student votes. Here’s a link to the website:http://itp2014.com/itopia/.
We are [...]
I used wordpress to create a mockup of an auction platform for educators and learners. The inspiration for a site like this is to lean on what makes kickstarter and ebay and fiverr so compelling: a platform for a marketplace built to take advantage of more immediate supply and demand forces.
An educator can auction [...]
I’m no longer interested in pursuing the creation of an online design school. Instead I want to see if I can tackle motivation to learn instead.
I’m decided to go the opposite route from specialization and instead try and motivate people to learn a bit of everything. I do see value in being educated to [...]
Vanessa Joho and I hacked together a website based on the concept of demand-driven education. You can see it here: http://itp2014.com/itopia/. We are testing the idea in the driveby environment, but do believe this type of system has a permanent place in the future of education.
Here’s the deal:
Class offerings and curriculum are currently supply-side, top down: program heads [...]
In order to think about this school’s tools, I started by jotting down quickly what learning process it would support. Reading what I just wrote, I realize that creation and learning are becoming harder and harder to separate to me –it looks just like a description of the creative process:
0) Find an environment that [...]
Aside from a half-finished lesson on Codecademy, I have no other experience with coding, web design, or the like. In this way, my highly preferred method for creating anything is to use what is already available.
I am currently co-teaching a course that was developed last year and in its second iteration. For this course, [...]
Here is the very, very basic site I created: https://sites.google.com/a/nyu.edu/oef2/. Anyone can start a topic in the forum and discuss whatever class they want. Below that is class central which is a very helpful site that keeps track of upcoming MOOCs so I figured I would embed it.
I decided to break my own standard methodology for this assignment, and play around with other people’s code. Mainly on the basis that online learning management tools are nothing new, and I am personally quite ignorant of what goes into them, the planning, the architecture, etc. By that rationale, I wanted to explore a few [...]
Team Good Guys Number One: Andy, Sergio, Su, and Yuliya
Education + Internet = Customization
What is a lecture? Lectures reach many students with singular effort. They are a generic building block that fulfills a generic curriculum that makes an education. They are one size fits all.
Now with the internet, we have the ability to access the same content in different ways, at different times, and in [...]