MOOCs Team up with LinkedIn
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  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    This is significant, as certification is all about the jobs. The rigor and discipline, of on-line classes will be improved, and completion rates will be as well. The problem with on-line classes is the ease with which the student can procrastinate. Frequent homework requirements with deadlines, and quizzes and tests, as well as tuition that will be lost if requirements are not met, and the student is automatically ejected, and has to start over and pay again. In this way a student can study faster, but some minimum daily and weekly requirements will discipline the student to keep working when interest and curiosity no longer motivate continued study.

  • Bruno_Behrend

    Linked In is perfectly positioned to become a clearing house for every individual’s educational attainment.

    Imagine that instead of having two opaque consortia (PARCC and SBAC) controlling the testing of ALL children, we have each child enroll in a Linked In Portfolio Manager that tracks their education attainment?

    Instead of 2-3 high stakes tests, the child can move at their own pace and build up credits and/or “knowledge badges” for what they learned?

    Linked In could (absent a single piece of legislation) simply become the clearing house for an “exchange” of tests submitted by 100s or 1000s of content assessment quizzes and tests.

    This could smash the current education and testing paradigm.

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