For the Win!

For almost 20 years now, I’ve been looking at how connected digital technologies change how we live, work, and interact with one another.  That has sometimes taken me in surprising directions.  What seems obvious in hindsight — for example, that a search engine would be the lynchpin of the consumer Internet economy — can be hard to appreciate as it’s happening.  So I spend time and energy following emerging trends, ...

Free Education

As I get ready for my massively open online course (MOOC) on gamification this summer, I’ve been following discussions about MOOCs with great interest.  I think this new form of instruction may play a significant role in the transformation of universities in the coming decades.  First, though, we’ll need to overcome the confusion about what MOOCs are. A MOOC is different than a traditional online course (offered to a limited group ...