As a follower of Dan Colman and his wonderful Open Culture website, I received a link to an article called “How the Internet is Revolutionizing Education” by Courtney Boyd Meyers from the website TNW (The Next Web).
By any accounts this is a really bold and thorough essay.Itcovers many of the exciting developments that are happening on the web and that are pushing the “internet revolution” into education which is beginning (perhaps) to realise that these developments cannot be ignored.
I see many of the people mentioned in this article as the pioneers of the Education Internet Revolution (The Founding Fathers perhaps). I was particularly impressed by the P2PU video which shows the kinds of thinking and the new kinds of entrepreneur that the web has created.
I think that the article pays looking at, bookmarking and that the ideas need to be spread far and wide in the education industry (and to their political masters). I hope this blog post has been one small step in doing just that. I will end by re-quoting a quote from Abraham Lincoln that is found near to the end of the article:
The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise — with the occasion.
-Abraham Lincoln, December 1, 1862
- How the Internet is Revolutionizing Education (thenextweb.com)
- Tuitionless Ivy League Education – Open Culture Brings Classes to Your Desktop for Free (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com)