"The 100,000 global classroom"
Three students take a break from running around Stirling university campus while I listen to a TED talk on the future of education during my daily walk.
(Having missed out on university I take a vicarious pleasure in enjoying the technology which allows me to listen to world-class speakers while walking around this campus in Scotland).
Today Peter Norvig from Stanford University is speaking about "The 100,000 global classroom".
While his subject matter- Machine Learning,- is new, the method of teaching had not changed since the 14th century.
He made his point with an illustration from a medieval manuscript: “ a textbook, some students, a sage on the stage and even a sleeping student at the back of the class.”
He wanted to find out if there was not a better method of teaching.
So he designed a free course and advertised it online.
160,000 students signed up from 209 countries.
The experiment made a number of surprising discoveries on the way we learn.
Many students currently in lockdown must be questioning the current educational model too.
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