Have you heard about Coursera, a massive open online course (MOOC) provider? This website provides access to courses taught at some of the nation’s top institutions in a number of different fields, including Education–all for free. For a list of education courses offered by institutions like University of Michigan, Penn State University, and the Museum of Modern Art, click here. These are all the courses currently tagged under “Education.”
Ken Robinson, heralded speaker on public education, challenges standardized testing as an evaluative measure, noting it does not account for the dimension of human learning. Another brilliant TED talk by Ken Robinson.
The Atlantic put out this very powerful editorial piece about the public unrest and potential action regarding public education. This is worth a read for all of you who are interested in the future of public education.