The Campus Tsunami -

All things considered, I'm pleased that established universities like Harvard and MIT are expanding their online course options. There's still a lot to work out, and I wonder if they key won't be some sort of independent credentialing organization (badges?), although that certainly doesn't come without its own set of difficulties. I do like this point by David Brooks: "The most important and paradoxical fact shaping the future of online learning is this: A brain is not a computer. We are not blank hard drives waiting to be filled with data. People learn from people they love and remember the things that arouse emotion." We have a long way to go before we replicate the classroom and campus experience online.