In this stunning talk Jeff Haywood outlines the University of Edinburgh’s current and future plans to reach 10 million learners by 2020, through:
- Adaptive learning
- Online Masters
- Blend of online/campus
He explains that they have reached 800,000 learners already through MOOCs. “Love or hate them MOOCs have forced open a debate at policy level on digital education” and as he explains, they “touch learners much more than you might think”. The main point is that they are convinced that “courses can be run at surprisingly large scale” and that MOOCs have “accelerated a range of technological innovations”. But MOOCs are part of a wider strategy where, to meet and grow demand, they have to take online seriously, “Without technology this is undoable”. Watch the whole talk here or read a summary and analysis by CogBooks Director Donald Clark here.