Sunday, August 21, 2016

OLDaily: New Models of Open and Distance Learning

OLDaily: New Models of Open and Distance Learning: OLDaily: New Models of Open and Distance Learning

Failure to thrive.

This article outline where the world is in terms of eLearning. In the better of Africa, we are still struggling to come to terms with learning management system, few of our educational institutions have embraced open source or proprietary LMS.
The question that I ask-Should we allow institutions who have not taken elearning to evolve slowly , put succinctly should we install LMS for them  and then allow them to grow or should we adopt the disruptive technology, which is cloud-based and allows more academic freedom. Having been in this field for many years, the situation in our academic institutions in Kenya is pathetic, most of the lecturers and faculty members are resistant to change and are not life long learners. Currently, I am consulting for a private organisation which is using some disruptive technology to teach health workers, and I wonder why we have never thought in a similar direction- it is because we are not critical thinkers  or we are locked in the past. Most of our so-called lectures are basking on old glory-How I was taught was the best- we are don't want to try out for fear of failure.

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