I posted yesterday about how university education needs to change. Today I watched Daphne Koller's TEDtalk about top universities putting their courses online for free. Here are some of the interesting things I took away from this talk:
- Online students interacted with each other deeper than they did in the physical classroom
- Peer grading is an effective strategy
- Students are accurate at grading themselves - students know what they are learning and how they are doing
- Universities should spend less time lecturing and more time igniting creativity, imagination and problem solving skills
- Free online courses establish education as a human right - everyone an get the skills to make a better life for him/herself and for their families
- Free online courses enable lifelong learning as you can learn something new anytime you want.