Hello fellow lovers of education,
I love visiting this Fireside Learning blog and reading this and that. As a retired educator now working mostly with adults and mostly online at that, I am wondering how the rather cool, flat and non-visceral medium of cyberspace can be made more dynamic and stimulating. I also have been wondering about how online learning is going to be more a part of secondary and college educational contexts. As many middle class families struggle to afford tuition for private and public colleges, how might creation of satellite college communities partly via the internet enable more students to afford a good college education? Might community colleges link up with either private or public colleges or universities to strengthen their programs? And again, could the internet be part of that linkage? I have two small grandchildren who will be going to college (I hope, God willin' and the creek don't rise) in about 10 and 13 years respectively. I've read that by then tuition costs for 4 years will be about $500,000.... Who will be going to school?
So, I'm raising two questions here that are peripherally related. How can the online learning environment become more dynamic? And how might online learning positively affect a changing paradigm regarding post secondary education?