Just as it has disrupted major industries like telecommunications and retail, the Internet is now rapidly disrupting educational paradigms as well.
The trend in classroom tech over the past decade, of course, has been towards “broadening adoption and deeper integration” of digital media across all age groups…
The challenge with finding good YouTube videos to support learners is: how to sort through all those channels and videos to identify the quality content you need, without spending countless hours watching video yourself?
More and more universities are offering free online content – everything from lectures to course notes to past exams. The purpose of these programs, in many cases, is to help make education free and available worldwide, without even the need to register or sign up.
As students’ needs are better understood and addressed by digital content providers, the adoption of ebooks will undoubtedly increase. The students, after all, are the ones who need to study. They will choose the best learning tools they can get for their money.
Whether you’re an independent tutor or work for a training company, private school or other organization, teaching a MOOC gives you multiple opportunities to grow your business.
What’s likely to happen, like incorporating cameras into phones, is that e-book readers will simply be incorporated into our PCs, laptops and mobile devices. So ultimately it’s not about selling a Kindle or a Nook, but about selling electronic content for learners and readers.