全球教室

山景城,加州—20世纪70年代,我在斯坦福大学教书的时候,我总是在寻找利用技术改善学习的方法。当时的重大创新是我的课通过广电信号送到旧金山湾区周边。我们还把授课录像带寄给更远的地区。

如今,教师们可以录制并上传授课录像,感谢互联网,世界上任何地方的学生都可以一遍又一遍地观看这些教学录像。教育——尚未因数字时代而改变的最后一批大经济部门之一——正处在革命前夜。为什么教育不进行数字化?网络是二十一世纪的燃料,能助力所有年龄段、地球上任何角落的学生,促进他们走向未来的成功。

比如,MOOC(Massive Open Online Course,大众在线公开课)面向互联网上的几十万人提供免费或低成本的高质量高等教育课程,只要你愿意,你可以很轻松地学到任何东西。我认为未来小学和中学教育也将迎来类似机会。

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