Creating a More Collaborative Higher Education Ecosystem

While there has been a recent emphasis on how to scale open learning (with university-backed efforts such as edX) or to boost career readiness and advancement, there have not been parallel efforts to help the higher ed ecosystem as a whole.

Opportunity abounds. What about …

  • Creating MOOCs in indigenous languages?

  • Freely licensing the instructional resources and tools incorporated into MOOCS?

  • Openly sharing the technologies that they have developed to facilitate a better user experience in online courses or to promote interaction in face-to-face courses?

  • Developing and widely disseminating personalized, adaptive, highly interactive courseware that might be used broadly, along the lines of Carnegie Mellon’s Open Learning Initiative?

-Steven Mintz