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Sunday, December 23, 2012

How does online learn by doing actually work? See the video we made 10 years ago at CMU

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This is a movie we shot 10 years ago to describe what a learn by doing projects only mentored, team based curriculum looked like. There are interviews with the mentors, the students, and the faculty (Lynn Carter video referred to in my post yesterday starts at about 3.22).

We learned how to do it and worked well until CMU administrators decided they didn't want to have thousands of online students and didn't want have brand new empty buildings.

XTOL has re-thought and re-built these online learn by doing curriculum taking advantage of ten years of change in computer science. (See my post here from yesterday.)

We are now ready to offer real learn by doing education to everyone, taught be the people who invented it the first place (unless you count Plato or Dewey, which, of course I do.. but they didn't have) computers.

2 comments:

Arnie Kriegbaum said...

nicely said.
intellectuals are over represented in many areas of education, which perpetuates the current crisis. Any change minded teachers are instantly branded as racist or sexit for dumbing down everything. So, i just show up and teach Don Quijote.

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