Friday, November 11, 2016

The Paradox of Digital Learning Innovation - Josh Kim, Inside Higher Ed

Why is it that after decades of sustained investment and excitement in educational technology that we have trouble locating the benefits? Immediately you will object to this statement. You will point to all the advances in online learning (traditional and open), in digital curricular materials, in flipped classes, and in mobile learning. You will talk about adaptive learning platforms and predictive analytics. And everything you say will be correct. But none of our work in digital learning seems to have been able to accomplish the basic goals of bending the postsecondary cost curve, of increasing access to degrees (if not educational content), or of reducing student debt.

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