the times they are a-changin'
- Bob Dylan
The past year or so has seen a revolution in education. The combination of technological advances associated with the Internet and the online medium's spirit of openness has been grasped by innovative educators to produce a suite of free, quality courses made available to the world.
Dubbed "The Year of the MOOC" by The New York Times 2012 saw the birth and proliferation of a large number of Massive Open Online Courses produced by leading professors on a huge range of subjects. To date MOOCs have generally been focused on providing college level education, however there are plenty of reasons why their methods could easily serve a high school audience.
How Technology Can Transform High School:
If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.
- John Dewey