I need your help. I’m forming this vision of a new way to engage students around career education. Ready for my breakthrough idea: it’s an online course. You don’t find this idea so breakthrough? Well as Dean Bruner always says, quality matters, and I believe that no high quality, targeted career preparation online modules exist today. I’m putting this out there as a stretch goal for me—I think this will be fun and can be breakthrough in the industry.
Here’s an article from the website edudemic entitled, “5 Things To Know About Today’s Online Learning Options.” Human guidance, pedagogical expertise, real-time interaction, personalization of content, and innovative use of technology—those are the five. Doesn’t quite sound like online learning that I’ve experienced. But my vision is that my online career education will incorporate these components.
I also think the platform for this vision will be important. Clay Christiansen of Harvard recently tweeted about an article in gigaom by Ki Mae Heussner: Online Education Startups: A Field Guide. What this tells me is that a video posted on the web wont do it—my course must meet the standard being set by many of the nations leading academic institutions.
Before I begin development, I’m looking for you to help me know the qualities in online courses that you think make them most effective. Please respond with your ideas. In the meantime, I’m excited to get this project going.