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How long Universities should adhere with the standardized curriculum?

The universities have carried these standardization baggages of the industrial age for so long. Classroom learning model supported the standardizations.

Teachers have limitations to deliver the curriculum suiting the varying requirement of individual learners. Now, advances in Web 2.0 and its integration in online and blended learning is poised to make a disruptive innovation in learning – making learning personalized.
The Curriculum in the web2.0 era can easily integrate personalization. Social media has become ubiquitous. It is an ocean of personal information. Data Analytics will be the key support technology to personalize curriculum.

Intelligent systems can easily sketch the learner profile and suggest LMS to stream personalized curriculum to the learner.
The developments in semantic technologies, geo-location intelligence and integration of cloud in e-learning will ensure to have cost effective and personalized learning experiences.


Its getting Open everywhere…

Open Course Wares as  MIT OCW’s, Open Syllabii tool as Sakai 2.6,
Open LMS as Moodle,
Open Textbooks as Flatworld Knowledge,
Open Content initiatives,
Open Learning networks,
Open Lecture Captures as Matterhorn….
These technologies are positioned to impact the future of Learning in a massive way.
The swift refinements happening with these technologies will affect all stakeholders in higher education.

University level initiatives to utilize the cloud and social media will make available larger funds to invest further in the development of Open technologies for education. The support of non-profit Foundations  for Open initiatives will accelerate the pace of development in this front.

Content companies need to reinvent business models to align with the evolving opportunities.

The future is Open!

Brad Inman selling more than 175,000 Vooks is incredible. Peter Collingridge’s Enhanced Editions also demonstrate what the real e-books are.
“A Vook is a new innovation in reading that blends a well-written book, high-quality video and the power of the Internet into a single, complete story. You can read your book, watch videos that enhance the story and connect with authors and your friends through social media all on one screen, without switching between platforms.

Vooks are available in two formats: As a web-based application you can read on your computer and an application for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad for reading on the go. With the web-based application you don’t have to download programs or install software. Just open your favorite browser and start reading and watching in an exciting new way. You can also download and install the mobile applications through the Apple iTunes store and sync them with your Apple mobile device.”
Wonderful! that’s the way digital publishing should evolve.
Vook’s can bring life to textbooks very soon.



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