I've been wondering lately what higher education might be like for our kids and our grandkids.
It's definitely not going to be the type of college that many of us attended - where we walked into a class and tried to stay awake for an hour while a boring professor droned on about something we couldn't care less about.
We must re-imagine higher education and move away from an industrialized, hierarchical model to one more steeped in collaborative leadership.
Several national experts recently discussed this topic at an innovative “Hacking Edu”
event at the University of Washington in Seattle.
The head of the Washington STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program, Ruby Smith Love talked about getting rid of the 'geek' stigma, using more online open courseware.
Enigmatic computer science professor Zoran Popovic from the University of Washington Science and Engineering department is doing amazing research to figure out how to motivate kids to learn through gaming.
Some interesting quotes from the TV show speakers included “let’s increase access for all students by offering free online courses,” to “how about reducing the number of required years to complete degrees." Here's another perspective about the evening event.
If you’re intrigued and want to learn more about what’s happening in Hacking Edu discussions, be sure to watch Wednesday, May 2, at 8pm on UWTV
. “Hacking Edu” will also be streamed on UWTV
after May 2, 2012.